Transfer students are admitted to Brown under a need-aware admission policy, meaning an applicant's ability to pay is factored into the admission decision.
Financial aid application materials allow us to determine a transfer student’s eligibility for Brown’s institutional financial aid, and for federal aid. To receive a provisional financial aid decision with the admission decision, the student must submit all of the required financial aid application materials by the deadline.
- Students who do not submit financial aid application materials with their initial admission application will not be considered for University Scholarship at any point during their undergraduate years at Brown, regardless of any changes in their family’s financial situation.
- Transfer students can be considered for any federal/state grants and loans for which they qualify, regardless of whether they applied for financial aid at the time of admission. The Office of Financial Aid will continue to assist admitted transfer students in their efforts to obtain loans and federal/state aid.
- As long as transfer students apply for and receive a response from our office regarding financial need at the time of admission, transfer students can apply for university aid consideration in future years assuming they meet the published application deadlines.
The deadline to submit both the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1, 2024.
** If you are applying for Spring 2024 the deadline is October 2, 2023.