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RISLA Online Loan Reviews

Company Name: RISLA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-758-7562
Overall average rating of 4.8 out of 5, and the percentage of positive recommendations 89 %
Excellent source of knowledge and help guiding through the process.
My family had recently moved to the area and was very over whelmed, then you add on handling the college process and all of the forms. Courtney was amazing. She helped me with every step and was always quick to return phone calls and emails. She quickly made me feel comfortable and less stressed. I very much appreciate her and all that the organization does for students and their families. I am disappointed to know that they are closing the Bristol, RI off ice, as I am sure many families are.
Very easy to work with. Fantastic customer care. We got the result in no time. I highly recommend any body who is seeking to refinance his/her student loan at a competitive interest rate.
Nothing but help from everyone I spoke to here. I couldn't believe the level of expertise and kindness that everyone had. With every question I had for RISLA/CPCRI, they could answer it perfectly and could direct me to exactly the right place. I cannot thank you all for what you do for students! Will always recommend this service to anyone with questions.
Very easy process, docs delivered quickly and accurately.
Easy to work with and people are pleasant
Courtney in your Bristol RI office is most wonderful, patient, kind and helpful. She is an asset to your company!!!
Very helpful and saved me the time of digging through forms and entering all the info. Highly recommended.
I worked with a gentleman named Abe Motta. He was terrific! A job very well done! He made the process as simple as can be. THANK YOU!
Very informative and helpful with the applying to college process. Especially for first timers. Lays everything out of what to do and when to do it.
Very good I highly recommend it to any parent with kids going to college
The process was very simple and the communication was outstanding. Always got a reply when I had a question.
Wonderful experience! Easy to use, stress free!
RISLA is amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. They are helping us get out of student loan debt. They are efficient and helpful.
Decent treatment a bit confusing but all in all very good - I would have preferred a better rate - based on the fact that my child is now a Dr. and capable of covering these loans
Very professional, friendly, and timely.
Quick, easy process. Fast approval for a first-time borrower. Funds sent to URI right on time. Thank you, RISLA!
Fabulous. So easy... it seems to good to be true. But it is true.
Lady was really really patient and dedicated to her job and what needed to be done...
The application process went smoothly. When I called with questions, the person answering the phone was helpful. The funds went to the university in a timely matter. All went well.
Greeted warmly...she said she would make it as painless as possible, and did...Answered all questions asked...welcomed us back or to call if we need further assistance....all in all great experience. Gladly recommend!
An absolute godsend in guidance!
Overall process went smoothly. Had to upload additional documents twice, but I understand the reasoning. RISLA kept in touch throughout the entire process.
RISLA makes the process of obtaining a student loan very easy for parent and student
Everyone was super nice and I felt welcomed the second I walked into the building. They helped me with my fafsa and I was in and out of the door under 10 minutes. I recommend RISLA to anyone having trouble with the college process.
I rescheduled a meeting for December. Had a very positive impression.
Our visit was very informative and helpful. We will definitely visit again for help with our forms. Also, Erin was super friendly.
online application is easy to follow; turnaround time is quick.
Thank you for all your help for 4 years and now maybe a MBA program for my son. I am a single mom local business owner and worked a part-time night job. You made it easy for us to get loans and proper paperwork in on time. Thank you for all your help. Best Wishes, Kelli
Thank you for helping our family!!! This is my second year coming to the Warwick RI location. Professional, outstanding service!!!
Pretty easy process ( even for me :). They answered all my questions and were very accommodating.
No reservations. They make it easy to apply. Staff is friendly and professional.
Very thorough and informative
Refi from Sallie Mae was quick, reasonable and is Hanna save my niece a lot of Coney and stress. Thanks
Excellent staff and system! This process is so much easier than trying to figure things out myself. The person who helped me is a professional and gets things done in one visit if you have all they ask for in advance! Thank you
Everyone was very helpful. Explained everything well. I would use them again and recommend them to others.
Although they did not have the absolute lowest interest rates on student loan refi's, the rates were still very good and quite competitive. I tried to refi with Sofi out of California, and even with a credit rating of 831 out of 850, they wouldn't give me a loan (they had the lowest rate available at the time), and their application was not easy, like that of RISLA. RISLA posts your online payments quickly and their statements are easy to read. I haven't had to deal with customer service yet, but when I did do so 10 years ago with former RISLA loans, customer service was fantastic.
Painless application process, great customer service, and I saved a lot of money with RISLA's super low interest rates.
I highly recommend seeking advisement from the College Planning Center of Rhode Island. They truly are there to make the whole process as smooth and painfree as possible. Erin was amazing and quick. My Fasfa application was filled out in no time at all and I left having an excellent idea of how much was expected of my contribution to my son's college expenses. Worth the time to take to get any help you need.
Was the best experience ever! So easy!!! I wish I went 5 years ago when my daughter went to college. It was so quick, when I did it myself 5 years ago it was a nightmare!
Easy process. Quick responses to issues and inquiries
She was fast, efficient, and knowledgeable.
I have been using the College Planning Center in Warwick, RI for three years. They are fantastic.
Very positive.
The experience was simple, well explained, easy to navigate through the system.
Parents may not always get the amount or grants or scholarships they feel they need, but the process for applying for the FAFSA and CSS Profile is so much easier and accurate with the professionals like Stacey at CPCRI. In addition, they are knowledgeable about all of the loans available to families and of the requirements of all the College Financial Aid Offices.
Responded pretty timely to questions and when I needed assistance. When I needed my loans documents revised, they did so timely and accurately. Overall, the process was smooth. Now, just to see how being a customer of theirs is!
It was seamless and quick process. I would strongly recommend to my friends and family.
Bernie was amazing... helped us with the Fasfa process flawlessly! A huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.. the process was painless and Bernie made us feel very comfortable with his pleasant demeanor and extensive knowledge
I have been using College Planning Center for 5 years. They take the confusion out of the FASFA process, they are quick and have always been a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use them until the end of our college days!
The process was absolutely painless, everything was done online quickly and efficiently.
Pleasant and easy to talk to.
The whole experience with the fafsa was great and the individual we dealt with was outstanding
Just amazing!
Our daughter is a sophomore this year and RISLA has guided through every step til this point. They take the stress out
Very easy to work with. Helpful staff. Quick processing.
Very helpful great service
Process has gone pretty smooth.
Every interaction that I had with staff at RISLA was positive! They went over and above to help and the process was painless. The online portal to upload docs is very simple and easy. I was thrilled my the timing at which our loan was funded as well. A special thanks to Cindy Bourgault for her customer service at the front desk!
Great Service I went with my daughter and the service was excellent. Very helpful and thorough!!! Thank you for all your help.
Thank you for all your help.
Excellent!!! She made the application process so easy and helped us every step of the way! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is like us and has no clue how to go about applying for financial aid for the college student!
This is our 3rd time going to the RI Planning Center. Every time we have felt comfortable, were treated in a professional manner, and have been completely satisfied.
The staff are always willing to help and go out of their way to help in anyway. The staff always answer the phone and are very friendly.
This meeting was so helpful! I'll be back next year!
Stacey did a wonderful job and is very knowledgeable.
The advisor was 20 minutes late for my appointment. I left the building and when I was getting in my car I heard her yell "excuse me are you here for college planning?" I said yes and she replied, "I am only 20 minutes late." She offered no apology and was a little rude during the appointment.
Great service , quick and responsive staff.
My time here was very beneficial, though we could not complete the application as my son had not yet set up his FAFSA id. At the onset of the appointment, I thought we would not be able to go through the application process but we were able to. So once he enrolls, we are good to go. My son is considering attending CCRI and was under the misconception that he had until spring to enroll. He can but not if he is interested in the Rhode Island Promise program. Fortunately this came up in conversation and I found out he only has to the end of December to enroll and be eligible for this program. Thank goodness this came up! The woman that worked with me was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I am so glad I went.
My experience was excellent with the woman who help me and my son with his paperwork for college. I highly recommend this place to anyone who sign their kids up for college. Thank you very much!!
Easy application, great service, Thank you!
Everyone there is always helpful and I received answers with results very quickly, I would highly recommend RISLA to a friend.
Very easy to work with and made the experience simply. This is my third year using RISLA and I will using them again for the fourth year.
I am so thankful for this free makes sending our children off to college alot less stressful.
The process was seamless. The only criticism I would give it to make the location more clear before people come to the appointment. I was lost and late as a result. I did not know the entrance was outside of the mall. The directory inside the mall doesn’t show this.
Very easy to work with quick in and out
Easy and super helpful!
One of the best and easiest ways to get you thru a very stressful time
This has been my second time using RISLA for my FAFSA and CSS Profile. My first venture to do it alone took several days over several weeks to complete the process. The federal forms are redundant and lunky to use. RISLA was able to swiftly navigate the forms and I was able to complete 2 FAFSA and 1 CSS profile, in under an hour. My counselor was extremely knowledgeable and was quick with the correct answers when asked.!!!!
Have been using college planning for over 4 years now. Courtney has always been extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. Never felt rushed or uncomfortable with the many questions we needed answered. Will miss office in Bristol. Thank you for all your help !!
We have used RISLA for our daughter's 4 yrs at URI to help finance her college tuition. I found the loan application process to be simple and straight forward. The interest rates were better than other loan options I looked into, so I would recommend RISLA to anyone needing a student loan in the RI area.
RISLA had a great rate for me to consolidate my student loans. I had a few questions during the application process and any time I called their customer service, I was able to talk to someone who could help answer all of my questions.
I wanted to Refinance and consolidate 2 loans I had with other companies. RISLA has competitive rates so I pulled the trigger. The thing that differentiates them to me has been the customer service. When I have called regarding status of the refinance or how to process everyone has been very helpful and prompt. This has been a great experience so far and feels good to not go through one of those huge student loan companies out there.
Quick to approve, will be using for all future loans.
the counselor was very helpful and informative. I was very happy with the experience.
The staff was awesome. I had to come back a couple of times because I was unprepared with documents and both times the staff was very helpful and understanding.
I couldnt be more happy and pleased..........Courtney is amazing to work with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Solanchi at the College Planning Center has been exceptional in helping me get through the financial aid process. She helped me with my first daughter and now my second entering college. Her customer service and attention to detail is outstanding!
Easy, great people to help. Clear instructions. Awesome rates.
Absolutely fantastic service that I am so grateful to have access to!
Even though I had completed 90% of the documents on my own, Courtney was great in answering the questions I had on the remaining 10%!
On time,even 15 minutes early. What took me $1000.00 and a year ago with a paid firm with no rewards. Solanchi got me $6000.00 Grant and a larger staff loan in 25 minutes. Not to mention during this time aquiring a fafsa number for my Daughter, connecting to IRS and sending to the College. My thanks many times over. A pleasure. Jim Hickey
My son and I met with Stacy in Cumberland and had a great experience. We truly needed help with the college application process and Stacy made it all very simple.
did not receive a break down of what the loan was covering with respect to the schools bill for which we are borrowing...had to ask the school today for that information. I am hoping this years loan conditions mirrors last year's commitment. Otherwise it was a 5 star experience. The next step is I need to get information on how to turn this into one loan or one payment per month instead of two. Many thanks for reaching out to me. r/Bob
The application process was fast and easy, I would get notified right away of any additional information needed, and when I needed to speak with someone I could.
They were very helpful.
The representative was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all my questions!!
This is by far the fastest and least stressful way to apply or reapply for FAFSA
Easy Process This is my first time taking a loan for my sons education, I was pleasantly surprised that this process was so simple. I had a few questions and contacted the loan authority, they were excellent in answering my questions! I would recommend using the RI student loan authority.
Everything was done efficiently in applying for the loan online.
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