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FSA Registration 

You can create a FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites, including this one:   A dependent student will need to have a FSA ID and so will  his or her legal parents to  sign the student’s FAFSA. It is important to understand that the student and the parent may not share a FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you.


College Planning Center of Rhode Island (CPCRI)

The College Planning Center helps all students gain equal access to higher education. The center provides academic, admissions, and financial aid counseling, as well as awareness programs that encourage enrollment in higher education. Services are free of charge and all families are eligible for assistance. This is a free service of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority.  


College Navigator

U.S. Department of Education site. You can search for the school you want to attend. You can find out the tuition and fees and other estimated costs. Also find the financial aid office telephone number, financial aid web site, enrollment figures, degrees offered, and much more. An excellent site to begin a search for the college you want to attend.

College Scorecard - compare schools


You know why to go to college; this site will help you find out how to go (including specific steps you need to take).

Internal Revenue Service

Information on the Hope and Lifetime Learning credits, education interest deductibility, and other things you need to know before filing your federal tax return. 

National Health Service Corps

Information on federal service-commitment scholarship program aimed at students wanting to provide primary health care in communities of greatest need.

National Service/AmeriCorps 

Information on earning money for college by performing community service work through a program coordinated by the federal government.

Scholarship Scams

Check this Federal Trade Commission web site before you pay anyone to find you a scholarship. It lists the "tell tale" signs of scholarship scams.

U.S. Department of Education 

Contains links to Federal School Codes, links to schools you might want to attend, the current Student Guide, and other helpful information.

Veterans' Benefits

Contains information about educational benefits for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their survivors.

© 2014 Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. All Rights Reserved. The College Goal Rhode Island program and website are administered by Rhode Island Student Loan Authority in conjunction with the Rhode Island Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, College Planning Center of RI, College Crusade of Rhode Island, College Advising Corps, USA Funds, and National College Access Network.