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Whether a student is planning to attend a four-year college, a vocational school or graduate school, higher education costs continue to rise and more and more families are finding it difficult to bear the burden. From scholarship and grant programs and student loans to college savings plans, the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA) will assist students and families at any stage of the planning process.

Established in 1977, RIHEAA provides students with financial assistance to meet the cost of higher education at schools throughout the nation. Through our portal and other services, RIHEAA guides students and families onto a path to a college degree and a brighter future.

Each year, RIHEAA awards grants and scholarships to more than 12,000 students. Up until June 2010 RIHEAA guaranteed more than 52,000 loans. Since its inception, RIHEAA has played a critical role in the advancement of students and will continue to support students in their educational pursuits in the years ahead.