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Student Consumer Information

This webpage contains publicly-disclosed consumer information, including specific internal policies and procedures, and disclosures required by the Higher Education Act, accreditation and licensing standards, and various regulations.


Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta
Rhode Island College
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The College will annually distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and as required by the Higher Education Act. Rhode Island College will provide a paper copy of information linked throughout this page upon request.


Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Rhode Island College only discloses personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. The school complies with the changes made to FERPA as a result of the USA Patriot Act. FERPA contact information: Family Policy Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920; phone: 1-800-872-5327; 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Student Diversity

Price of Attendance

College Navigator Website
The US Department of Education’s online search tool for consumers provides basic, comparable information, in this case, for Rhode Island College, and is designed to be a source of reliable data for students and their families:

Net Price Calculator
Plan for Educational Costs with Rhode Island College’s Net Price Calculator. New, full-time undergraduate applicant or prospective students can use our Net Price Calculator to estimate and plan for educational costs:

Refund, Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Information

Textbook Information

Educational Programs

Academic Rhode Maps

Instructional Facilities
Rhode Island College Buildings with Classroom Facilities: Adams Library; Alex and Ani Hall; Alger Hall; Building 3; Building 6; Building 8; Building 26 (Student Athlete Success Center); Clarke Science; Craig-Lee Hall; Donovan Dining Center (includes faculty center & student media center); Fogarty Life Science; Forman Center; Gaige Hall; Guardo Hall; Henry Barnard School; Horace Mann Hall; Murray Center; Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts; Recreation Center; Roberts Hall; Sherlock Center on Disabilities; Student Union; Whipple Hall; Yellow Cottage


Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Academic Advising Documents

Academic Advising and Support

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Certificate Programs

Transcripts (How to Request)

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions (including Computer Use and File Sharing)
The College prohibits students from uploading, downloading, posting, publishing, transmitting, retaining, reproducing, sharing or distributing in any way information, software, movies, music, books, articles or any other material which is protected by copyright or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner. Violation of this policy may result in the termination of the student's access to the internet via the College’s internet system, and constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Students should also be aware that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, at its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the US copyright office, especially their FAQs. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing is a violation of law, as well as College policy. Students engaging in unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including illegal downloading and unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal from the College.

Student Involvement & Leadership − Student Activities

Career and Job Placement Services



Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

National Student Loan Data Center (NSLDS)
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
The College will distribute to all enrolled students a notice regarding the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, which explains that a student will become ineligible to receive Title IV Federal financial aid for a period following conviction for an offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs for conduct occurring during a period of enrollment during which the student received Title IV Federal financial aid.
Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Preferred Lender Arrangements and Private Education Loan Lists


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Additional information regarding the College’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs and policies and the results of the biennial review of the institution's program is available upon request.

Vaccination Policies

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, Crime Log, Emergency Response, Evacuation Procedures, Timely Warning Procedures, Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, Fire Log and Missing Student Notification Procedures  
See Annual Security Reports and Annual Fire Safety Reports for this information:

Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Hearings
Upon written request, the College will disclose to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or the offense, the information shall be provided upon written request to the next of kin of the alleged victim.

Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures


Retention/Graduation Rates

College Navigator: (Choose Rhode Island College from the list)

Statistical Information About RIC:

Job Placement/Graduate School Placement:  

Passage Rates for Licensure Examinations: 

This searchable database consists of athletics data that are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) (via a Web-based data collection), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (ie, those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.

Athletic Information:

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Rhode Island College provides voter registration information to students. Any person who is a United States citizen and will be 18 years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. Please utilize the below resource to get voting information. Download voter registration forms at If you are already registered and want an absentee ballot, contact your County Board of Elections in the county/state where you are registered. Find more voting information at the United States Election Assistance Commission’s website at



Effective Date: 1/12/2021

Rhode Island College Updates

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HELP Information

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Page last updated: March 09, 2021