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Types of Aid

Roger Williams offers both need- and merit-based aid.

All incoming students are eligible for merit-based aid that will be determined by the level of academic rigor of their high school curriculum, cumulative GPA, and either standardized test scores* or a graded piece of high school work that they are most proud of or a short written statement on a predetermined topic.

RWU merit scholarships are renewed each year as long as the student meets certain academic requirements.

The average new student financial aid package is $20,819. (Please note this includes student loans and work study.)

Not sure if you’re eligible for financial aid? You never know until you apply!

Of RWU students who filed the FAFSA (Federal & State Aid):

  • 22% have family incomes under $50,000
  • 24% have incomes between $50,000 and $100,000
  • 24% have incomes between $100,000 and $150,000
  • 30% have family incomes over $150,000

RWU awarded over $37 million in financial aid to students this year alone.