On August 3, 2017. Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law Rhode Island Promise, a new scholarship program that will allow 2017 Rhode Island high school graduates to pursue a two-year associate degree at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) tuition free.
Undocumented students are eligible, and we strongly encourage you to apply!
Here are the details:
The Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities (CASO) Action Group is made up of undocumented and DACAmented students and allies that works to secure support services for all immigrant students regardless of their legal status. Recently, students and faculty in Rhode Island, such as Brown University and Providence College, have called for their campus administrations to declare the university to be a sanctuary campus. These calls for safe spaces on campus fall in line with those extended by a variety of colleges and universities nationwide.
In Rhode Island, undocumented immigrants are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at CCRI, RIC and URI, including DACA recipients. While we are not certain that Rhode Island law will change, we are certainly keeping our ears and eyes open. It is important to stay informed regarding any state laws that may pass as details pertaining to DACA continue to develop.