In August 2017, the State of Rhode Island created the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship (RI Promise) program.
Undocumented students are eligible, and we strongly encourage you to apply!
Rhode Island Promise Enrollment Day
Enrollment Day will offer support with FAFSA completion, placement testing, academic advising and course registration. Please bring your photo ID, high school transcript, 2016 tax returns – for you and your parent(s) – and plan to spend three to four hours with us.
Aug. 16, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick
If you haven't taken the ACCUPLACER placement test, please arrive by noon to provide enough time for testing.
Representatives from admissions, financial aid and advising will be on hand to assist students applying for Rhode Island Promise.
The deadline to renew DACA status was October 5, 2017 has passed and according to members of the coalition that was helping Rhode Islanders to process their renewal, approximately 73 young adults completed their applications and took advantage of Governor Raimondo’s offer to pay the $495 renewal fee. The numbers approximately break down as follows:
CASO is deeply dismayed by the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges Congress to lead with moral courage and pragmatism, and pass the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017 to support Dreamers.
The DACA decision stands in stark contrast to American values of compassion and welcoming. Dreamers are a generation of nearly 800,000 young adults who came to the United States as children. They have grown up as Americans, pledging allegiance to our flag, and have worked side by side with all Americans to build a more vital nation. Through DACA, they have been able to work legally, share their talents, and contribute to the economy without fear of being deported to a country they've never known.
By every measure, DACA has been an unqualified success, enjoying bipartisan backing and the support of business, faith, and civic leaders across the country. Ending DACA and deporting those enrolled would not only be harmful for our next generation and the communities they call home, but would cost the federal government $60 billion, and reduce economic growth by $280 billion in the next 10 years.
CASO stands in support of Dreamers and our immigrant community. To that end, we are organizing a rally, and invite you to join us and raise your voice …
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.