Applying to Rhode Island College? Residents have until Tuesday to get fee waived

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — If you’re looking to apply to Rhode Island College, state residents have until Tuesday to get their application fees waived.

Undergraduate and graduate students who submit an application will see the $50 fee waived for fall 2023 or spring 2023.

“Part of the goal is to get students to think about Rhode Island College from the state as being a first choice for Rhode Islanders, and hopefully help to encourage them to apply sooner,” Jim Tweed, dean of enrollment management, told ABC 6 News last week.

The college said they are removing the fee to provide access and eliminate barriers to education.

“If they’re thinking about applying to six, eight, ten colleges, those application fees can start to add up pretty quickly,” said Tweed. “At $50, $75, $100 each, all of a sudden you’re spending a couple hundred dollars to apply to college.”

The college said applications can only be submitted through Common Application.

Students who apply will receive a decision two weeks later.

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