RI Promise Program Now State Law
"To keep the scholarship, students must be full-time to qualify for in-state tuition, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and remain on track to graduate on time. It funds only the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory student fees after scholarship funding is factored in. 'Thanks to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, many more Rhode Islanders are going to college, graduating, and either continuing with their education or entering the workforce with the skills and talent needed to earn a family-sustaining wage,” CCRI President Meghan Hughes said. “The program is a sound investment in our state’s economic future and provides our students with the opportunity to succeed. I believe now, more than ever, Rhode Island families need the security of knowing that, no matter their economic situation, their children have a path forward to a quality degree and, with it, a brighter future,' she continued." During the first two years the program was offered, the state’s college-going rate increased by 8%, which Hughes said proves Rhode Island high school graduates are taking advantage of the scholarship.
The R.I. Promise program costs roughly $7 million per year." Learn more here.