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Student Financial Services (Financial Aid)

Spring 2021 information

Hours of operation
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Student Financial Services will operating remotely through the spring 2021 semester. Students can set up Zoom appointments to meet with staff through QLess on the MyRISD app. Students can also reach the SFS office by contacting or 401 454-6661.

Student Employment will be operating remotely as well, but with in-person appointments available for I9 processing. Students can make an appointment through QLess on the MyRISD app. Student Employment can also be reached at or 401 454-6661.

RISD’s Student Financial Services Office (SFS), which oversees Student Accounts and Student Employment, is committed to working with students and parents to reach the shared goal of preparing and educating creative individuals who aspire to make a meaningful contribution to our world.

Our dedicated staff works to help students and their families seek, obtain and make the best use of all resources available to help finance the costs of attending RISD.

By providing student aid through grants, loans, work study programs and scholarships, RISD helps make it possible for qualified students with limited personal financial resources to attend and benefit from the extraordinary education offered here.


Melissa Donahue
Associate Director, Student Financial Services
401 454-6251

Shannon Gallagher
Director, Financial Aid
401 709-8416

Anthony Gallonio
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Services
401 454-6636

Nelly Hoffens-Vargas
Financial Aid/Student Employment Counselor
401 454-6634

Kevin Lynch
Director of Student Employment

H. Maria Stadanlick
Director, Student Accounts
401 709-8583

Jaclyn Trudel
Student Financial Services Counselor
401 454-6146

Bonnie Wojcik
Assistant Director, Financial Aid
401 454-6635