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Satisfactory Progress Policy

No student placed on academic suspension will be eligible for financial aid. Students receiving financial aid who do not meet the minimum requirement as outlined under the Rate of Progress shall not be awarded financial aid.


Any student who believes that mitigating circumstances prevented him or her from achieving the minimum requirement should complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form with their Academic Advisor.

The form should be addressed to:
SAP Appeals Committee
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Students attending the University for the first time (but for less than 60 percent of the period of enrollment) who received federal aid are required to have their billed charges calculated based on a federal pro rata refund formula which supersedes the general refund policy set forth in the University Catalog.

If a student withdraws, refunds of financial aid will be applied in the following order: first, Federal Stafford Loan, then Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, and finally Roger Williams University grants and scholarships. The amount refunded shall not exceed the total amount granted for the fiscal year (credited to the student's account) for the particular federal program. The order in which funds are refunded is dictated by the federal government.

Loan Cancellation Policy

Pursuant to, and in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations ((CFR) Title 34, Part 668 under Title IV, HEA programs, section 668.165), from the time you receive your billing statement notifying you that your Federal Direct Family Education Loan (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized and/or PLUS) is disbursed on your account, you have 14 days to cancel it by submitting a written request to the University. The University's Financial Aid office must receive your written request within 14 days of the print date on your billing statement. You may contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss an alternate payment plan, if necessary.

Request mailing address:
Roger Williams University
Office of Financial Aid 
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921