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One Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: (401) 865-2286
Fax: (401) 865-1186



School of Continuing Education​


Returning or Prospective​ Students

Welcome! The information on this page applies to both prospective and current School of Continuing Education students.  For specific inquiries, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly!

Required Applicati​on

Be sure to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online with the U.S. Department of Education ​in enough time for Providence College to receive it prior to registration in the semester(s) you plan on attending. 

Please keep in mind that in order to apply for financial aid students must be enrolled in a qualifying degree/certification program.  In addition, most sources of funding require students to be at least half-time (i.e. 6 credits) or better.

Applying for Financial Aid

Our adult students are sometimes surprised to find out that they qualify for financial aid.  Check out Applying for Financial Aid: A Guide for School of Continuing Education Students​ to better help you navigate financial matters here at the College.

  FAFSA Code




Applicable Semesters

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Required Application

2015-2016 FAFSA

2014-2015 FAFSA​

Suggested Due Date

6 weeks prior to registration*

6 weeks prior to registration*

*If you are a resident of Rhode Island, Massachusetts or Connecticut ​we strongly encourage you to complete your FAFSA by your states' deadline in order to be fully considered for state grant funding​​, if applicable. RI requires the FAFSA no later than March 1, MA no later than May 1 and CT no later than February 1​.​

Once your FAFSA has been submitted and processed and the U.S. Department of Education has sent you a Student Aid Report (SAR) please read the comment section very carefully. If there is an issue with the application (i.e. missing signature, citizenship confirmation) it will be outlined in this section and these issues must too be resolved in order to determine a student's eligibility. ​

Online Tools



Visit here to view your current/past financial assistance, billing summary, registration

CyberFriar Cheat Sheet

Use this helpful PDF to navigate your way around your CyberFriar Account 

Helpful Tools​

Visit here for FAQ's, Publications, Forms and other useful Online Tools 

Visit this page for aid related information & useful tips relevant to ​prospective & current students


Available Assistance

Since the Office of Financial Aid services undergraduates, graduates, traditional and adult learners, all of our information regarding assistance is presented in one streamlined format.  Not all of the sources of assistance detailed throughout this site are relevant to students attending the College through SCE.  Therefore, you will find below several links about the types of assistance that we feel are most important to you:

Federal Pell and SEOG 

Federal Loans 

State Grants 

Outside Resources 

SCE Scholarships 


Policy & Procedure

Since the Office of Financial Aid services undergraduates, graduates, traditional and adult learners, all of our information regarding policy and procedures are presented in one streamlined format. Not all of the policy and procedures detailed throughout this site are relevant to students attending the College through SCE. Therefore, you will find below several links about policy and procedures that we feel are most important you:

Awarding of Aid

Verification of Aid

Appealing your Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Withdrawals or Leave of Absence​

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