You've probably heard a lot about the Rhode Island Promise program, which will allow all Rhode Island high school graduates to pursue an associate degree at CCRI, and you don't have to pay tuition regardless of your family's income.
Like you, we are hopeful this historic budget will be approved by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.
So, what can you do while we wait?
Right now, you can start the ball rolling by applying to CCRI. All incoming CCRI students must complete an application, fill out the FAFSA and complete financial aid files, and are encouraged to provide high school or GED transcripts. By starting the college application process now, you'll be ready to begin your Fall 2017 semester at CCRI and for free college tuition through the RI Promise scholarship if it is available in the fall.