The Student Contribution from Summer Earnings is a standard contribution required by Brown for all students. Brown expects that a student will earn funds during the summer to contribute toward the following year's academic expenses. The Summer Earnings Expectation is a part of the total Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
If a student decides not to work, takes an unpaid internship, or is unable to work due to athletic/academic/other commitments, the Summer Earnings expectation becomes a part of the student's financial need. When this occurs, most students can apply for loans to meet the increase in financial need. The Summer Earnings Contribution cannot be replaced with University Scholarship. Outside scholarships may reduce a student's Summer Earnings expectation.
Students who have outside scholarships and/or parent tuition benefits may use these resources to reduce or eliminate the Summer Earnings Expectation. There are also a limited number of waivers available through special programs associated with SPRINT awards.
The expectation is that, if not otherwise covered by any of the funding sources listed above, the student will earn these funds to help cover some of their overall educational expenses. However, we will not require you to submit information about how you are meeting this expectation, nor will this expectation be explicitly listed on the bill.
Enrolled for Only One Semester
If you are enrolled for only one semester of the academic year, in most cases, the full Summer Earnings Expectation will be half of the annual level.