Warwick, RI—Senator Jack Reed attended the non-profit Rhode Island Student Loan Authority’s (RISLA) College Planning Center of Rhode Island's long-awaited reopening at the Warwick Mall on November 22, 2010.
The College Planning Center was forced to close its doors in March 2010, and temporarily relocate to the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority’s main office on Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI, because of the historic floods. “It’s a welcoming relief to have our College Planning Center of Rhode Island’s office return to the Warwick Mall.
"Our staff, our students, and our families have been waiting for this day for almost eight months. We will be ready just in time to again help thousands of students and families achieve their higher education dreams,” says Charles P. Kelley, Executive Director, RISLA.
Rhode Island state dignitaries, RISLA staff members, students and families, as well as the Warwick community at-large will participate in this reopening celebration on November 22, 2010, Warwick, Mall, 2:00 P.M. Senator Jack Reed will cut the ribbon on the College Planning Center of RI’s newly remodeled Warwick Mall office.
“The Warwick Mall is where we first launched the College Planning Center of RI, and we are grateful for everyone who has helped us return to our original roots,” says David DeBlois, Director at the College Planning Center of RI. The CPCRI was established in 1998 by the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority’s Board of Directors in response to the growing demand for college education and skyrocketing tuition costs. Families saw great value in a college education but affordability was just as much of an issue as it is now.