Brown has an appeal process for requesting reconsideration of an offer for both domestic and international students. The Financial Aid Appeal form and International petition to apply are the student’s tool for providing information critical to the review of the appeal. If a brief letter or email would be more appropriate for explaining the circumstance, students can send the information in that format.
Students will be notified via email of the appeal decision. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee an adjustment to a student's offer.
If a student has received a need-based financial aid offer from another institution that is substantially different from the Brown offer, we encourage the student to provide our office with a copy of the other school's offer letter. Keep in mind that financial aid offers from institutions that offer merit or athletic scholarships may differ greatly from a Brown financial aid offer. As a member of the Ivy League, Brown does not offer merit or athletic scholarships. Use Brown's document upload feature to send a copy of the offer letter to our office.