Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

IYRS offers generous scholarships and grants to students who qualify.

We understand that financing your education can feel overwhelming. That's why we work closely with you to help you build a bridge to financial aid, scholarships, and grants so that your goal of attending IYRS becomes a reality.

During the admissions process, all applicants can work with a IYRS financial aid administrator who will answer questions and offer solutions to help make financing your IYRS education as stress-free and manageable as possible.

Federal Financial Aid - FAFSA

Students seeking financial assistance must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Select IYRS as an institution (school code: 037323). You'll need this short list of information to fill out the FAFSA. 

The information you provide on the FAFSA is the primary factor in determining your eligibility for federal student loans (which need to be repaid) and/or federal Pell grants (which do not need to be repaid). It is also required for applicants seeking scholarships or grants from IYRS.

The FAFSA operates under strict deadlines each year, so be sure to submit your application on time to be eligible for financial aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1 each year.

Access the FAFSA HERE.

For more information and assistance with this process, please contact Student Services.

Learn more about federal financial aid HERE.

IYRS Scholarships & Grants

IYRS scholarships and grants are available to students who qualify across all programs, regardless of previous academic background. You must submit your IYRS admissions application, IYRS scholarship & grant application, and FAFSA are required in order to be considered for awards.

IYRS scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back and offer students from all backgrounds the opportunity to access funding to help with their tuition expenses. From need-based grants to diversity and inclusion-focused scholarships to Rhode Island resident opportunities and IYRS alumni grants, affordability is important to IYRS.

Our school for tradespeople in Rhode Island also offers scholarships specifically for each of our program areas. These are geared toward students who have demonstrated a passion for their program as well as financial need. 

View IYRS's scholarships and grants and download the scholarship application HERE.

By the numbers

100% of '17, '18, '19, '20 & '21 students who applied
for an IYRS scholarship or grant received one.

On average, 60+% of students were IYRS scholarship or grant recipients ('17-'21).

IYRS believes strongly in helping to make our students' educations affordable through scholarship opportunities for all types of students. It is IYRS's desire to help students achieve their educational goals and assist them in creating a distinct path to successful careers. Chris Cannon, Chairman of the IYRS Board of Trustees