Undergraduate Financial Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Brown’s commitment to affordability has never been stronger.

Brown meets 100% of each student's demonstrated financial need. And we do this with no loans — only scholarship grants that do not have to be repaid — included in University financial aid packages. The Brown Promise, along with our newest initiatives, have been established to make Brown increasingly affordable to students and families from all backgrounds.

We believe that making an impact and addressing critical issues in the world demands an undergraduate experience that reflects a diversity of views, backgrounds and life experiences. We actively seek students from all income groups and have need-blind admissions, which means that an applicant’s ability or inability to pay the cost of tuition does not determine our admission decision.


Parent responsibility for most families with less than $60,000 in annual income


of the Class of 2027 received need-based financial aid


of demonstrated financial need met with loans


We meet every student’s demonstrated financial need


Average family responsibility for the Class of 2027

Information for...

Learn about receiving aid with no loans, financial aid deadlines, and how to estimate cost.
Learn about financial aid basics, how to understand your award, and the types of aid included in financial aid offers.
Learn about applying for aid, campus employment and other special circumstances.

Estimators & Calculators

Answer six basic financial questions with Brown’s MyinTuition and receive an early estimate of what your family will pay for one year at Brown. No tax forms are needed.
This calculator requires some detailed financial information and provides a more personalized estimate of cost. This calculator is for U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, DACA students and undocumented students.

Additional Resources