Talent Development

A Division of Student Affairs

9 Lippitt Road Taft Hall Kingston, RI 02881

TDNation@etal.uri.edu(p) 401.874.2901 (f) 401.874.5605

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Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial aid is based on eligibility. Talent Development (TD) applicants must file the FAFSA. To file a FAFSA, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

For the best opportunity for consideration of available aid, the FAFSA form must be submitted online beginning October. TD recommends that all applicants file the FAFSA by January.

If IRS tax forms have not been filed, prospective students should provide estimates on the FAFSA, which can be corrected later. In addition, please be advised that some financial aid providers prioritize their awards according to a March 1 filing deadline.

URI’s Office of Enrollment Services awards each student financial aid after an analysis of eligibility. The earlier students file the FAFSA, the better the financial aid package may be. Signed copies of parent(s) and student tax forms and other documents may be required to finalize the student’s award.


For help with filing the FAFSA, students may contact their guidance office. In addition, the RI Educational Opportunity Center (401-455-6028) and the College Planning Center of Rhode Island (401-736-3170) provide assistance with the online submission of the FAFSA.

TD Financial Support

Eligible TD students may receive the need-based Hardge/Forleo Grant.

The Hardge/Forleo Grant

Academic Advising is the stronghold of Talent Development. Along with Academic Advising TD also offers the need based Hardge/Forleo Grant to its students. Although the grant is provided based on financial need, Talent Development offers a host of other services including, but not limited to, social/personal development, mentorship and other services for the purpose of increasing student retention.


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