Thinking of going off to college or trade school next year? Regardless of what your grades are, you are likely eligible for financial aid. In fact, college-bound students have an 85% chance of getting money for going to college — just for taking an hour to fill out the FAFSA.
The Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is partnering in the Rhode Island Open Textbook initiative. Announced by Governor Raimondo on September 27, 2016, the initiative aims to save college and university students over $5 million per year in the cost of textbooks.
At its meeting on July 27, 2016, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved a new reverse transfer policy that allows current and former students from Rhode Island public institutions to complete their studies by transferring credits back to the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI).
The latest report presented to the RI Board of Education shows the tremendous success of Governor Raimondo's Prepare RI in its first year. Supported by a $1.3-million state investment, the Prepare RI program has enabled over 3800 high school students to take courses for college credit during the 2015-2016 academic year.