Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

IYRS offers generous scholarships and grants to students who qualify.

We understand that financing your education can be an overwhelming obstacle along the way to pursuing your goals. It may seem daunting or even impossible to pull together the resources needed to fund your tuition. But more than anything, the team at IYRS School of Technology & Trades wants to see each student succeed. We don't believe that finances should be a deterrent to your dreams. That's why we continually work to build a bridge between you and your future through financial aid, scholarships, and grants.

During the admissions process, all applicants will have the opportunity to meet or speak with a financial aid administrator who will explain the available options. The financial aid administrator will be available throughout the application process to answer questions and offer solutions to help make the financial component as stress-free and manageable as possible.

Federal Financial Aid

Students seeking financial assistance should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to select IYRS as an institution (school code: 037323). The information provided on the FAFSA is the major determining factor of your eligibility for federal student loans and/or a Pell grant. It also allows us to evaluate scholarship applicants for need-based awards.

The FAFSA operates under strict deadlines each year, so be sure to submit your application early to be eligible for financial aid. The digital form will require information about your program, educational experiences, and your household income based on your tax returns.

Your FAFSA application is crucial because it also leads to opportunities such as Pell grants, which are need-based and dependent on income. These grants, which don't have to be repaid, can be applied toward tuition as well as textbooks and school supplies.

You can also apply for loans using your FAFSA information. These loans, which may be subsidized or unsubsidized, allow you to borrow from the government to finance your education.

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

Learn more about federal financial aid HERE.

IYRS Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and grants are available to students who qualify across all IYRS programs, regardless of previous academic background. A complete admissions and scholarship application are required to be considered for IYRS scholarships and grants. IYRS scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back and offer students from all backgrounds the opportunity to access funding to help to make their education affordable. From need-based grants to diversity and inclusion-focused scholarships, to Rhode Island resident opportunities and IYRS alumni grants, everyone can find something to apply for.

Our school for tradespeople in Rhode Island also offers scholarships focused on each of our four program areas. These are geared toward students who have demonstrated a passion for their program as well as financial need. No matter your background, you'll find a scholarship opportunity designed to help you succeed.

See and apply for IYRS' generous scholarship and grant opportunities HERE.

By the numbers

100% of '17 & '18 students who applied for an IYRS scholarship received one.

67% of total '17 & '18 students were scholarship recipients.

IYRS believes strongly in helping to make our students' educations affordable through scholarship opportunities for all types of students. It is IYRS' 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