Rhode Island State Grant Program


The Rhode Island State Grant Program — Rhode Island’s primary need-based grant program, is designed to provide non-payable grants to students from the lowest-income families in the state.

To be eligible for a RI state grant, students must have a calculated financial need of at least $1000 as determined by the FAFSA.

Award amounts range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $900 — renewable for up to three academic years after the initial award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a resident of Rhode Island
  • Must be an undergraduate student with no prior baccalaureate degree
  • Be admitted and enrolled full-time at an approved college or university in Rhode Island
  • Be enrolled or accepted into a program that leads to a degree or certificate
  • Must exhibit financial need as determined by the FAFSA

How to Apply?

Students may apply for RI state grant each academic year by submitting the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.