The Rhode Island State Grant is a need-based grant ranging in amount from $250 to $700.
To be eligible to receive the state grant, an applicant must be a Rhode Island resident; a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; enroll on at least a half-time basis in a postsecondary program that leads to an undergraduate degree or certificate; meet all the eligibility requirements of the federal student aid programs concerning selective service, drug convictions and loan defaults; demonstrate financial need; and apply within our established deadline. Rhode Island State Grants can be used at eligible schools throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The FAFSA must be received at the processing center by March 1st prior to the academic year the applicant is applying for aid.
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