Choosing which college to attend is an important decision. Here are some things to consider:
- What is your long-term career goal?
- Are you interested in completing a few college courses to further your knowledge or are you interested in an associate or bachelor degree? A teaching license?
- Do you prefer online learning or in-campus learning?
The answers to these questions may affect what college is the best fit for you.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Rhode Island supports early childhood education programs at the following colleges/universities:
Applying for Federal Student Aid
Below is a step by step process on how you can complete the free application for Federal Student Aid. For questions or if you need assistance with the FAFSA application process, please contact us. Remove If you have any questions please call the T.E.A.C.H. offices from that section
Gather the documents you’ll need:
- Social Security Number
- Driver’s License
- Income Tax Return
- Bank Statements
- Any Investment Records
Establish your eligibility:
Citizens eligible, non-citizens; with high school diploma or GED; states may use your FAFSA to award additional aid from their programs.
Meet the Federal Student Aid deadline:
- Apply as early as possible beginning October 1st of each year
- Your college may have its own deadline for submitting the FAFSA form.
- Contact your college for exact deadline dates.
Information on FAFSA
All T.E.A.C.H. Rhode Island applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application annually.
The FAFSA, part of the U.S. Department of Education, allows you to apply for federal aid online. If you cannot complete this application online, go to the college financial aid office or your public library to get the paperwork to do by mail. You must complete a new FAFSA for each new school year.
Once you have submitted your FAFSA application, you will be sent an award letter from your college. You may be offered federal, state and local grants, as well as, loans (which require repayment). T.E.A.C.H. does not encourage the use of student loans unless absolutely necessary. If you have any questions please call the T.E.A.C.H. offices.