Financing options for US citizens and permanent residents
Types of aid available to US citizens or legal permanent residents include:
- RISD fellowships
- RISD assistantships
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans*
- Federal Direct GradPLUS Loans*
- Alternative (private) loans
- Outside scholarships
* In order to determine eligibility for government loan programs, first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Find more detailed information, including deadlines and requirements for eligibility at risd.edu/sfs.
It is important to understand what the true cost of your education will be. We encourage you to explore estimated monthly payments and options for repaying federal student loans. Additional information about loan calculators can be found at studentloans.gov.
Repayment programs and loan forgiveness programs
The federal government offers a number of loan repayment programs and options. We encourage you to explore them at studentloans.gov. In addition, for students who are committed to working in public service after graduation can learn more about the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program at ibrinfo.org.