Families Can Receive Free Help Applying for Financial Aid

Posted by Lindie Johnson on Jan 12, 2018 2:19:53 PM

The RISLA College Planning Center is happy to announce that in addition to its two permanent locations in Warwick and Cumberland, Rhode Islanders will have access to free college planning services at local high schools throughout Rhode Island this winter. Throughout January and February, RISLA College Planning Center counselors will be traveling across the state in an effort to make filing the FAFSA and CSS Profile easier for college-bound students and their families.

Free Help Completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools use this application to award federal student aid and many use it to determine how much institutional aid a family is eligible for.

Many parents and students find this form, which contains over 100 questions, complicated and confusing. Families should be aware there are free services available to help them complete these forms.

Student and parents interested in booking an appointment at their local high school can contact the school guidance office. The RISLA College Planning Center traveling schedule is posted below:

Day of Week Date Location
Friday 1/12/18 Middletown High School
Friday 1/12/18 Central Falls High School
Wednesday 1/17/18 Central High School
Thursday 1/18/18 Rogers High School
Friday 1/19/18 Middletown High School
Friday 1/19/18 Classical High School
Monday 1/22/18 Rogers High School
Wednesday 1/24/18 Jacqueline Walsh School for the Arts
Wednesday 1/24/18 Paul Cuffee School
Thursday 1/25/18 Tiverton High School
Friday 1/26/18 Shea High School
Friday 1/26/18 Middletown High School
Monday 1/29/18 Rogers High School
Wednesday 1/31/18 East Providence High School
Friday 2/2/18 Hope High School
Friday 2/9/18 JSEC High School
Friday 2/16/18 Woonsocket High School
Wednesday 2/28/18 Blackstone Valley Prep Academy

All of the College Planning Center’s services are provided free-of-charge by RISLA, a non-profit state authority. The College Planning Center has been providing expert in-person and web-based college planning guidance to students and parents since 1998. The CPCRI offers one-on-one college planning counseling, informational seminars, and online tools to promote college planning and financial aid awareness among Rhode Islanders. 

 To book an appointment at one of the College Planning Center's permanent locations, please click here


Topics: College Financial Aid