Financing a Brown education is most successful through a partnership that draws on the resources of the student, the family, federal/state governments and the University. At Brown, we believe the primary responsibility to pay for college, to the extent possible, lies with the family. Eligibility for financial aid from the University is based on demonstrated financial need. Brown, like all members of the Ivy League, does not offer aid based on academic achievement, athletic ability or any other form of merit or talent.
Brown meets the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants. Based on eligibility, a financial aid award may consist of any combination of state grant, federal grant and work-study/campus employment. The remaining demonstrated need is met with University Scholarship that do not have to be repaid. Brown does not package loans in its aid awards, but families may choose to pursue loans to cover their unique expenses. Students must reapply for financial aid each year.