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. To be considered for financial assistance at any time during their undergraduate years at Brown, a transfer student must apply for financial aid when they initially apply for admission. Students who do not complete an application for financial assistance 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 submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to 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.
All students may consider private loans. International students may need a U.S. co-signer.