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Rhode Island Promise at CCRI

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.

How can I start the application process?

  1. Apply to CCRI immediately. 
  2. Fill out the FAFSA and complete your financial aid file. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Rhode Island Educational Opportunities Center (RIEOC).
  3. Get your official, final high school or GED transcript. Contact CCRI Admissions if you have any problems getting your transcripts or scores: or 401-825-2003.

Who will qualify for Rhode Island Promise?

  • Rhode Island residents
  • 2017 high school graduates (public, private or homeschooled) or GED recipients younger than 19 years old.

How do I maintain the scholarship for two years?

  • Take 15 credits per semester.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Earn 30 credits each year (fall, spring, and summer semesters included).
  • Enroll each semester for two years. Fall and spring are required; summer is optional.

Contact Information

Andrea Lachapelle
Interim Director of Financial Aid

Want to participate?

  1. Apply to CCRI.
  2. Fill out the FAFSA.
  3. Get a copy of your high school transcript.

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Last Updated: 7/5/17