Undergraduate Financial Aid

Petition for Exception to Enroll in 3rd Term at Brown (Summer 2021)

Scholarship and Grant Funding

Financial Aid

If your petition is approved to enroll in courses at Brown for Summer 2021, you may qualify for University Scholarship. You must have applied and completed your application for financial aid for the current 2020-2021 academic year and be eligible for University Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the demonstrated financial need as calculated by the Office of Financial Aid (and depends on availability of funds) for the 2020-21 aid year. Please be aware that funding is limited and, in most cases, Brown will not be able to meet 100% of your need.  Students with the highest demonstrated financial need will likely qualify for assistance with food/meal expenses in addition to tuition. 

How to Apply

Brown undergraduates who submitted a complete aid application and received University Scholarship during the 2020-21 academic year will be evaluated for partial course fee remission. Any amount you are eligible for will be offered to you automatically once your petition is approved.

Notification

Once your petition is approved and prior to you being billed for these charges, you will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid that your financial aid for the academic year has been adjusted. Email notifications will begin during the week of March 8th.  You may then view your aid offer on Banner Self-Service (in the 2020-21 aid year). You will also see any aid applied to the Summer on your billing account statement.

Taking Summer classes will not affect your eligibility for University Scholarship during either the 2020-21 or 2021-22 academic years.

Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs

Summer Grants, previously offered through the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs, will not be available for the summer of 2021.

Federal Pell Grant

If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, it will be offered at the same time you are evaluated for scholarship eligibility. The number of classes you enroll in and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will determine the amount of Pell Grant you receive. A Pell Grant may also affect the amount of scholarship eligibility that you are offered. Please email Karen Roskelly in the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] for additional questions with regard to the Federal Pell Grant.

Other Grant or Scholarship Funding

There are no additional grants or scholarships available, however, you may be eligible for loans. Deadlines apply, refer to the Loan Funding section below

Spring Graduates

Spring graduates are not eligible. Summer scholarships are available only for continuing undergraduate students who have not completed their degree requirements

Additional Information

For assistance regarding scholarship eligibility based on a petition approval, please email Karen Roskelly in the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected]

Loan Funding

You need to apply for loans separately based on what you actually need. We do not automatically award loans. For assistance regarding loan eligibility based on a petition approval, please email Karen Roskelly in the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected].

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for federal loans, a student is required to be enrolled at least half-time. Because one class is considered less than half-time, you would not be eligible for federal loans for the summer. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] as soon as possible to determine what your other loan options are as you may have eligibility remaining in Spring 2021 if you are enrolled at least half-time.

To estimate your loan eligibility for classes taken at Brown in the summer, the Office of Financial aid will take the Summer Cost of Attendance (your expense allowances for the summer term) and subtract from it the scholarship or grant. The result is an estimate of what you may be eligible to borrow in a summer loan.

The amount of loan you borrowed previously during the academic year may affect your borrowing ability during the summer. Please review loan amounts listed on the Loan Office website to determine if you have remaining federal loan eligibility.

How to Apply

For assistance regarding loan eligibility based on a petition approval, please email Karen Roskelly in the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] and let her know that you are interested in a loan to cover your summer expenses for your Petitioned third term in 2020-21. She can provide you with loan eligibility prior to registering for summer courses, however, loans will not be processed until your petition is approved for enrollment in a third term.

If You No Longer Need a Loan

Simply notify Karen Roskelly in the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] in writing via email.

Summer Living Expenses

Exception to Live on Campus

Students who receive University scholarship may be eligible for support to cover some or all of these costs through Residential Life, however, there is no additional scholarship assistance provided through the Office of Financial Aid. Students may be eligible for loan funding to cover these expenses as long as they are enrolled in at least two classes.

There are meal plan options available during the Summer term. Although there may be an estimated cost used when factoring the scholarship or possible loan eligibility for on-campus classes, actual costs may be higher or lower than that estimate. Students with highest demonstrated financial need will likely qualify for assistance with food/meal expenses in addition to tuition. This determination will be made automatically and included in any scholarship offered.

If You Decide to Withdraw

Students with high demonstrated need who anticipate receiving a refund (or may have already received a refund) to help cover summer living expenses should plan carefully before making this decision. Students withdrawing from Summer term will not be able to retain any scholarship greater than their final tuition and fees charge. If funds have already been refunded, you will likely need to return the refund. If the refund has not yet been processed by the Bursar’s Office, the excess aid will be canceled and you will no longer be entitled to this anticipated refund.