Scholarships, Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Merit Scholarships

Roger Williams University offers merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants annually for the student’s remaining years of study at RWU. Students transferring with an associate degree are guaranteed to receive at least $20,000 in scholarships (scale is based on GPA).

Students celebrate commencementRWU Travel Grant

The RWU Travel Grant is awarded to students living outside of the northeast of the United States. This annual $1,500 grant will assist with the costs associated with traveling to Bristol. Students meeting the geographic criteria will automatically qualify for this award.

For maximum scholarship consideration, you should submit your Transfer Application for Admission by April 1st for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. Your application for admission will also act as your scholarship application. No additional applications are necessary for scholarship consideration.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa members will automatically receive an extra $1,000 scholarship per year on top of our generous merit-based awards and scholarships. 

Financial Aid

If you are applying for Spring 2023 and are using a FAFSA, you just need to add our school code into your current FAFSA, so that our financial aid department can work with you. Roger Williams FAFSA code is: 003410

Learn more about the 2024-25 FAFSA Changes. Students applying for fall 2024 admission should complete the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available in December 2023 and by the deadline of February 1, 2023. Roger Williams FAFSA code is: 003410

Questions about financial aid? Please contact Gina Rigby, our Transfer Financial Aid Counselor at You can set up an appointment anytime to discuss financial aid.

Military Benefits

If you are active service, a veteran, or are planning to use a family members veteran benefits, Please contact

Vance Dewey
Recruiting Operations Officer

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