Financing Your Education

We understand that financing your education is an important family decision.  In addition to the financial aid award package offered to you from the University of Rhode Island, we encourage you to look for outside funding through local and state organizations, as well as web based scholarship searches. Below are  a few searches to consider that are free, easy to use, and require a simple profile to complete.  URI does not support scholarship sites that require any form of payment.




RI Scholarships


RI Foundation

You may also wish to secure additional loans or enroll in a URI payment plan to help meet any remaining costs after your financial aid award is applied to your bill.

Payment Plan:  For families wishing to budget their annual term bill expenses into monthly installments, the University offers a URI Tuition Payment Plan. This monthly plan is an alternative to lump-sum payments when your bill is due. It allows families the opportunity to spread their annual tuition and fee expenses into 8, 9, or 10 monthly installments, depending on the date of plan enrollment. Payments made from June 1st through October 1st are applied toward Fall semester expenses, while payments made from November 1st through March 1st are applied toward Spring semester expenses. For more information, visit:

Federal Parent PLUS Loan:  This loan is for parents of undergraduate students who wish to borrow to assist in paying college costs for their children.  Visit:

Alternative Education loans:  These are privately-funded loans that a student and/or parent can use to fund a student’s educational costs.  Visit:

We are here to help!  If you have any questions regarding your financing options, please feel free to contact Enrollment Services.

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