Free services offered by the RISLA College Planning Center

College Search

College Planning Assistance

We can help with conducting college searches and guide you through the college admissions process, helping you find the right school for you.

College Essay Reviews

College Essay Reviews

Want to write an engaging college essay that shows off your personality and blows away admissions officers? We offer free essay reviews to help you get on the right path.

College Admissions

Scholarship Search Tool

Local scholarships are a great way to help pay for book & living expenses while reducing the amount you need to borrow. Get started searching at RIScholarships.org.

Comparing Financial Aid Awards

Financial Aid Guidance

Learn what steps you should be taking to prepare for paying for college and get information on eligibility, types of aid, sources of aid and more.

College Search

Applying for Financial Aid

Get expert guidance filing your FAFSA and CSS Profile, turning a long, painful process into a stress-free one.

Comparing Financial Aid Awards

Comparing Financial Aid Awards

How do you know which school offered your family the best financial aid package? We can help you compare awards side-by-side, giving you the info you need to make the best deicison for your family.

College Search

Financing Options Guidance

If you need to borrow for college, you should know what to look for in a student loan and make sure you don't overborrow.

College Admissions

Events & Seminars

Can't make it to a one-on-one appointment? Check out our list of events and seminars to help you plan and pay for college.

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Planning for College

We can help take the stress out of the college planning process. Get free in person help or explore the college planning on our site. 

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College planning timeline
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Planning for College
College Planning Center of RI

Paying for College

Learn about financial aid and free money for college. Get free assistance completing financial aid applications.

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Learn about financial aid
Search for scholarships
Applying for financial aid
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Paying for College with Financial Aid

Locations

College Planning Center Warwick Mall

Warwick Mall

400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
 
Call 401-736-3170 for hours
College Planning Center Bristol

East Bay

576 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
 

Please call 401-396-5481 for hours

 
College Planning Center Cumberland

Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln

1James J. McKee Way
Cumberland, RI 
 
Please call 401-475-3544 for hours

One-on-one in-person support for all your college planning needs

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