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RISLA resources for student success


College Planning Center of RI

An education is the most powerful tool you can own. Learn how to plan and pay for the college education of your dreams.  


Book a free appointment
Learn about financial aid
Free college planning guide
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College is expensive. Reduce the amount you need to borrow for school by pursuing local scholarship opportunities. 


Tips for finding scholarships



Education Loans & Refinance Loans

Your future is our future. As  a non-profit, it’s our goal to help you borrow responsibly and save on college costs. 


Apply for a loan
Refinance existing loans
Get financially literate
Learn about rewards 
Use tools & calculators



Internships are the best path to a successful career after college. Get connected with RI employers through


Start your internship search
Find an Intern
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Customer Service, the Old Fashioned Way

At RISLA, we provide customer services one-on-one, person-to-person. Whether you need in-person assistance or have a quick question over the phone, we are here to help. No automated phone lines. 




“Rhode Island Student Loan Authority had the best and cheapest interest rates out of all the loan companies. Also they were very easy to deal with and their website is very easy to use. Loans are stressful subjects but using RISLA was easy and quick considering I got one very last minute!" - Carly Pacheco, Bristol, RI



"Rhode Island Student Loan Authority has been very helpful over the years. Whether you are applying for a loan or trying to pay one off, they are extremely helpful and offer excellent customer service. I have never had a question go unanswered in the seven years I have been using their services." -Mary Campopiano, West Warwick, RI


Benefits of working with RISLA

Giving back to the community

Your future is our future. As a non-profit, it’s our goal to help you borrow responsibly. That’s why we provide free college planning advice, online calculators and financial literacy tutorials.

Rewards programs for students

Whether you are a nurse, intern, or a primary care provider, RISLA has a loan reward program for you. Interest rate reductions and loan forgiveness programs available. View programs.

Lower rates & fees 

The RISLA Student Loan offers low fixed rates and no origination fee options that can help reduce your borrowing costs. Learn how RISLA can help you pay for college.