Brown has an appeal process for requesting reconsideration of an award 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 award.
If a student has received a need-based financial aid award from another institution that is substantially different from the Brown award, we encourage the student to provide our office with a copy of the other school's award letter. Keep in mind that financial aid packages from institutions that award merit or athletic scholarships may differ greatly from a Brown financial aid award. As a member of the Ivy League, Brown does not award merit or athletic scholarships. Use Brown's document upload feature to send a copy of the award letter to our office.