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Announcing 2018 FAFSA Completion Events

Oct 5, 2018 9:35:23 AM

The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to help students, parents, and adult learners with completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA, formally known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools uses this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds. 

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Topics: FAFSA, College Financial Aid

Fun Facts: Roger Williams University

Oct 4, 2018 8:53:00 AM

College Kickoff week is over, but we still have some fun facts to share about Rhode Island's colleges and universities to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Roger Williams University! 

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Topics: College Planning

Can you take out student loans for living expenses?

Sep 27, 2018 2:54:00 PM

The cost of college tuition, fees, room, and board can put a financial strain on pretty much any family budget. But college costs are not limited to those you have to pay directly to the school. Living expenses - like off-campus housing, gasoline, travel expenses, food, and other miscellaneous costs - can easily add up to thousands of dollars.

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Topics: student loans

Income-Driven Repayment: Pros & Cons

Sep 24, 2018 12:05:00 PM

If you are a cash-strapped graduate or parent, you can see the obvious temptation of getting on an income-driven repayment plan. There are certainly benefits to taking this strategy, but also some reasons why you should think twice. Below, we have outlined the biggest pros and cons of signing up for an income-driven repayment plan on your student loans. 

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Topics: refinancing, Student Loan Repayment

Fun Facts: URI

Sep 21, 2018 7:12:00 AM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by University of Rhode Island, RI's flagship university. 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Salve

Sep 20, 2018 3:31:00 PM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Salve Regina University, a school located on the beautiful coast of Newport, RI. 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Providence College

Sep 19, 2018 12:09:00 PM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Providence College (PC). 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Bryant University

Sep 18, 2018 4:57:00 PM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Today, we have some great info about Bryant University. Take a look below! 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: RISD

Sep 18, 2018 11:56:50 AM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI's major art institution. 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Johnson & Wales University

Sep 17, 2018 10:53:06 AM

As part of College Kickoff week, we are taking some time to recognize several of Rhode Island's great institutions of higher education. Below, we have highlighted some fun facts provided by Johnson & Wales University. 

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Topics: College Planning