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RICochet Emergency Grant Fund​

Please note that the RICochet Fund will now be awarded as part of the Student Emergency Funds, which will serve as a central application for all emergency financial assistance at Rhode Island College.

In order to apply for Student Emergency Funds, please visit this website to access the online application and detailed information. 

Emergency financial assistance for Rhode Island College students is ​funded by the RIC Alumni Association and generous donors.


The Rhode Island College Alumni Association established this fund in December 1994. Its purpose is to assist students with financial emergencies so that they may remain in college and successfully graduate. Need-based grants of up to $1,000 will be made to cover such emergencies as educational expenses, health, housing, and child care. Any matriculated RIC student who is enrolled in courses and in good standing with the college may apply. Exceptions to the enrollment criteria may be made during the add/drop period to assist students with lifting a Financial Hold on their account.

Please note that there are numerous offices at RIC, which provide a variety of support services. 

  • Career Development Center (assistance in finding both on and off campus employment, as well as selecting a major that matches future career goals): (401) 456-8031, Roberts 117
  • Counseling Center (services are free and confidential): (401) 456-8094, Browne Hall
  • Disability Services Center (arranges for accommodations for students with documented disabilities): (401) 456-2776, Fogarty Life Science 137
  • Financial Aid: (401) 456-8033, Building 3
  • Health Services (provides confidential and holistic primary health care; students do not need Student Health Insurance to access services): (401) 456-8055, Browne Hall
  • Institutional Equity (Title IX and Affirmative Action): (401) 456-8387, Roberts Hall
  • Learning for Life (wraparound services for students facing barriers to success; services include Navigator support mentors and linkages to on and off campus resources): (401) 456-6320, Adams Library first floor
  • Military Resource Center (The Military Resource Center provides support to military connected students transitioning to higher education. It is a clearinghouse for information on programs and services available to veterans): (401) 456-8449, Craig-Lee 059,​
  • OASIS (tutoring, academic advising): (401) 456-8083, Adams Library first floor
  • Student Community Government, Inc. (along with serving as the voice of the student body, has a lawyer on retainer to provide free legal advice to students): (401) 456-8088, Student Union 401
  • Student Life: (401) 456-8061, Student Union 408
  • Unity Center (College’s multicultural center including the LGBTQ+ Office, International Students Office and the Women’s Center - dedicated to making the educational experience equitable and promoting cultural awareness; offers student lounges, academic resources, cultural events, access to information and referrals, and student leadership development): (401) 456-8791, Donovan Dining Center Lower Level


RIC Alumni Association scholarships

RI Foundation list of scholarships

RIC Foundation scholarships

Scholarships for student parents

Page last updated: January 14, 2020