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CCRI to hold FAFSA completion nights

March 12, 2018

The Community College of Rhode Island will host FAFSA completion nights at all four campuses this month to help graduating high school seniors and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

Any student who plans to apply for the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship to receive two years of free tuition at CCRI must complete FAFSA, but it’s a good idea for any student entering college. Nationally, 85 percent of students are eligible for financial aid, but only 45 percent of graduating high school seniors and their family complete FAFSA. 

The events will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 19 at the Knight Campus, Room 1040, 400 East Ave., Warwick
  • Tuesday, March 20, at the Flanagan Campus, Faculty Dining Room, 1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln
  • Wednesday, March 21, at the Liston Campus, EOC Offices, 1 Hilton St., Providence
  • Thursday, March 22, at the Newport County Campus, Atrium, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport

Staff members from the Educational Opportunity Center at CCRI and the college’s financial aid team will be available to assist students and their families. 

Here’s what students should bring to complete FAFSA:

  • Their FSA ID, which is a username and password they can obtain at
  • Their Social Security number and driver’s license
  • The following for both themselves and their parents (unless the student is a ward of the court or a parent herself/himself):
      • 2016 federal income tax return
      • W-2 forms or other records of income earned in 2016
      • Records of other untaxed income received such as child support, payments to tax-deferred pension plans, veteran’s benefits, or military or clergy allowances
      • Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds and other investments
      • Business or farm records, if applicable
      • Alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen)

If a student or his or her parents didn’t file taxes in 2016, please bring as much of this information as possible and staff members will assist.

For more information, call CCRI’s Financial Aid Office at 401-825-2468.

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