Welcome to Our Postsecondary Program

Completing your college education has been a goal for you ever since you became a Crusader. You have worked hard to be ready for the challenge of higher education. As you embark on your postsecondary education and seek to earn a degree that will open exciting career opportunities, the College Crusade is still here to offer support and encouragement.

Learn about the guidelines for applying for assistance from the College Crusade COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The College Crusade has raised funds to support students in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. These funds enhance the Emergency Fund that was created in 2016 to help students with financial assistance in a serious time of need. Crusaders may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources and all other options have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. The spirit of this funding is primarily to support emergency circumstances. Learn more.

Postsecondary services for Crusaders:

  • Counseling
  • Transition support
  • FAFSA renewal and verification
  • Career exploration
  • Leadership development
  • Goal setting
  • Referrals to university/college resources
  • Workshops
  • Re-enrollment supports

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Our College Success Coaches

Community College of Rhode IslandBelisa Nunez
Rhode Island College –  Ashley Davega
University of Rhode IslandAnthony Mam

If you attend a postsecondary institution in Rhode Island or outside of Rhode Island that is not on this list, please contact Naglaa Gaafar, Director of Postsecondary Success, at We are always ready to help!

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Postsecondary Spotlights

  • Michael Jimenez '15

    Michael Jimenez Providence Career & Technical Academy ’15 Providence College ’19 Engineering “I chose engineering because I was always interested in the way things worked and the thought process ...

  • Patricia Adegboyega '17

    Patricia Adegboyega Shea High School ’17 University of Rhode Island ’22 Biomedical Engineering “I chose biomedical engineering because I wanted to be in the medical field but didn’t want ...

  • Heckerly Flores '14

    Heckerly Flores Classical High School ’14 Community College of Rhode Island ’18 Rhode Island College ’20 English & Communications “I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I came back to school after ...

  • Daniel Rosario '15

    Daniel Rosario Classical High School ‘15 University of Rhode Island ’19 Cell & Molecular Biology, concentration in Microbiology Daniel Rosario, a junior at the University of Rhode Island majoring ...

  • Jennifer Kalbourji '14

    Jennifer Kalbourji Blackstone Academy ’14 Mount Holyoke College ’20 Psychology & Education "I took a class in racism and inequalities in schools and society and it ignited a passion ...

  • Ariel Davey '16

    Ariel Davey Shea High School '16 Providence College ’20 Undecided "I haven’t chosen a major yet because I haven't found one that I am 100% committed to. It is ...

  • Irving Liriano ’15

    Irving Liriano Times 2 Academy’15 Rhode Island College ’19 Criminal Justice "I chose Criminal Justice because I want to impact and make a difference in my communities through my ...

  • Joel Galva '13

    Joel Galva Davies Career Tech High School '13 Rhode Island College ’17 Computer Science "I chose Computer Science because I love computers, specifically computer software. To me, computer science ...

  • Jennifer Solares ’14

    Jennifer Solares Classical High School ’14 Providence College ’18 Biology with a minor in Mathematics “I decided to declare my major in biology because I did some research before ...

  • Jessie Barrios ’14

    Jessie Barrios Central Falls High School ’14 Providence College ’18 Biology "My high school biology teacher was extremely passionate, and it was contagious. I wanted to be as excited ...

  • Francy Mata '15

    Francy Mata Jorge Alvarez High School '15 College of the Holy Cross '19 Economics/ Computer Science "I was always into tech since I was a kid and would take ...

  • Faith Akinbo ’13

    Faith Akinbo Davies Career Tech High School ’13 University of Rhode Island ’17 Computer Engineering "Ever since I was a child I would take apart my toys to figure out ...