If you’re headed back to school in the fall or are already enrolled at a college or university, it’s time to start thinking about how you might pay for the upcoming semester. Do scholarships and grants alone cover your tuition? Or do you need to borrow money for college to fill in the financial gap? One option that is almost always available is a payment plan. This could be a good option for you and your family.
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Remember to limit the amount you borrow! For every dollar you borrow, you will have to pay back more than that dollar with interest.
May 29, 2020 1:14:15 PM
Moving Onward and Upward for the 20/21 Academic Year
What a year 2020 has been to date with so many changes and unknowns now a part of our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. But one thing that hasn’t changed is needing options to help pay for college.
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Dec 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Not the traditional list of shopping, wrapping gifts, baking traditional treats and preparations for winter break get-a-way. This is more of a reminder list to take advantage of some downtown over the holidays to be sure everything is on track for college planning. We’ve put together a quick list for both Seniors and Juniors.
Dec 5, 2019 1:00:00 PM
'Tis the season to talk financial aid and the experts from our College Planning Center have been talking about financial aid with students and families, one-on-one, as well as in group presentations at local high schools almost daily since September and are still going strong.
Nov 7, 2019 1:30:00 PM
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 use this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds. EVERYONE should complete a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
Oct 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM
In simplest terms, the CSS Profile form is an additional requirement for many private schools when applying for financial aid. The CSS Profile administered by the College Board is required by about 400 colleges and universities to determine aid eligibility for non-government financial aid. Click here to see if your school requires a CSS Profile and be sure to check the school’s deadline.
Oct 10, 2019 1:30:00 PM
It's time to start applying for financial aid for college. Which means, FAFSA season is here and can be overwhelming to many. So, let’s break this down into the basic need to know facts one-by-one.