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Summer Financial Aid

With the most affordable tuition in Rhode Island year-round and seamlessly transferable credits, taking a class or two at CCRI this summer is the smart choice no matter where you plan on graduating from. 

Current CCRI Students

Financial aid for Summer Sessions is available from these programs:

  • Pell Grants
  • Direct Loans

Summer Accelerator Scholarship 2024

The Summer Accelerator Scholarship (SASA) is intended to fast-track your path to graduation.

Scholarships will cover tuition, fees and inclusive access book charges for one course (a maximum of 5 credits) in your current CCRI program of study in the Summer 2024. This is a last-dollar scholarship program that covers any tuition gaps not met by other federal and state grants/scholarships and are paid after all other financial aid resources have been awarded.

You must complete the 2023-24 FAFSA to qualify.


  • Be a Rhode Island resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and fees pursuant to the Residency Policy as adopted by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • Enrolled in a CCRI associate degree or undergraduate certificate.
  • Enrolled at CCRI anytime within the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 semesters.
  • Did not earn an associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
  • Not graduating from CCRI in May 2024.
  • Not currently enrolled in a degree/certificate program at another institution.

Next Steps:

  1. Complete a 2023-24 FAFSA and all financial aid requirements.
  2. Register for Summer 2024 classes beginning in April.

Other Considerations:

  • Register for only courses in your current CCRI program of study.
  • Students not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must complete the appeal process here but are not required to currently be meeting SAP standards.


Returning Students

Financial aid for Summer Sessions is available from these federal programs:

  • Pell Grants (undergraduates only)
  • Direct Loans

These programs are restricted to students accepted to degree programs and eligible certificate programs. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

Comeback Scholarship

The CCRI Comeback Scholarship helps students who are facing an unexpected financial emergency that is creating a barrier to continued college enrollment and completion. The Comeback Scholarship assists students who were previously enrolled at CCRI to return in order to complete their program of study. If approved, students will receive assistance in an amount to cover the tuition and fee costs for up to two college courses (maximum 8 credits) after all other available state and federal funds have been exhausted. Funds are limited in availability, and eligible students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 and under will be reviewed on a rolling, first-come, first-awarded basis. Students who have not previously earned a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply.

Visiting Students

 Visiting students matriculated at other institutions should check with the financial aid office at their home school regarding the possibility of receiving financial aid under a consortium agreement. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.