Undergraduate Student Information
|Tuition & Fee Schedule 2013-2014|
|Term 1||Term 2||Year|
|Health Services Fee||345||345||690|
|Health Insurance Fee||2,986||2,986|
|Room (Price depends on placement)|
|Non Resident Fee||339||339||678|
|20 Meal/Flex 460||2,210||2,210||4,420|
|14 Meal/Flex 330||2,079||2,079||4,158|
|10 Meal/Flex 240||1,886||1,886||3,772|
Student Billing Statements
Electronic billing is the University’s official method of billing. Electronic Student Account Statements are produced in late June for Term I and in mid November for Term II. Students may access billing information through Banner self-service at http://selfservice.brown.edu or the Electronic Bill and Payment System (E-Bill) at http://payment.brown.edu. It is strongly recommended that students also provide Authorized User access to their parents or guardians of their electronic statements.
The Term I and Term II Electronic Student Account Statements itemize all charges and/or credits submitted by University departments for the upcoming term. Subsequent monthly electronic statements identify a previous balance outstanding and itemize charges and/or credits applied during the statement billing period. Authorized Credits (financial aid awaiting disbursement) and Memo Credits (incomplete/unsigned financial aid, alternative loans, outside scholarships, Installment Payment Plans, etc.) represent expected student aid not yet received and temporarily reduces the student account balance due. Electronic statement notification is sent to the students Brown email address and the designated authorized user each time a new statement is generated
The E-Bill system allows students the ability to view and print current and prior statements, save statements as PDF document, add alternative email address, and make payment via U.S. personal checking or saving account.
MEMO CREDITS and AUTHORIZED CREDITS: Two types of credits appear on student account statements, Memo Credits (anticipated) and Authorized Credits (actual), which represent final approval and disbursement to the student account. Memo Credits temporarily reduce the student account balance owed and represent monies expected, but not yet received. Brown University attempts to acknowledge these sources and will do so for a reasonable period of time. Authorized Credits represent funds that will be credited as actual payments to the account once a specified date has passed. Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all Memo Credits become Authorized Credits. All unpaid Memo Credits are removed from the student account by October 15 for the fall term and February 15 for the spring term. Any outstanding balance becomes immediately due and payable by the student and is subject to any future late payment charges.
Brown University requires payment of tuition and fees by August 1 for Term I obligations and by January 1 for Term II obligations. Charges applied to the student account during the term will be due upon receipt of the monthly student account statement. Students who fail to make payment in full by prescribed deadlines are assessed a late payment charge of 1.5% per month (an annual rate of 18%) on any unpaid balance.
Delinquent Student Accounts - Financial Holds
Outstanding balances greater than $100 will prevent a student from receiving an official transcript from the University. Outstanding balances greater than $1,000 will prevent a student from pre-registering for any subsequent term and may jeopardize their continued enrollment with the University.
Students who fail to meet their financial obligation in accordance with established University regulations will have the status of their account reported to the University Student Accounts Committee for appropriate action. This action may include cancellation of eligibility for enrollment and/or dismissal.
The University reserves the right to refuse to furnish grades, transcripts, certificates, diplomas, letters of honorable dismissal or recommendation for students who fail to pay their student account balances. Brown University utilizes the services of a commercial collection agency to assist in the collection of unpaid student accounts.
Students Planning to receive a degree
Students expecting to receive a degree in May are required to settle their accounts by May 1 to retain eligibility for receipt of a diploma. Any balance due appearing on the May statement is payable in full upon receipt.
Payment for student account charges are accepted by mail, wire transfer, electronically, and by participation in the no interest Brown Installment Payment Plan (IPP). Payment by any of the mentioned methods is expected by the established deadlines to avoid the assessment of a Late Payment Charge. Further information can be found on the Cashier Website.
Installment Payment Plan (IPP)
The Installment Payment Plan (IPP) enables Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical students, and their families to make interest-free monthly installments to cover each semester’s tuition, housing, meals and required fees (bookstore and other charges are not calculated into the plan and must be paid separately). Enrollment in a plan is through the University’s E-Bill and Payment secure website and is available to all enrolled Brown students and their families during the fall and spring terms only. Further information about the IPP can be found here; in addition, our FAQ page is helpful in answering any questions.
Tuition Prepayment Plan (TPP)
Parents may prepay two, three, or four years of undergraduate tuition at the rate in effect when the student enters the plan. Students receiving Financial Aid Grant assistance are not eligible to participate in the Tuition Prepayment Program. By pre-paying undergraduate tuition, families eliminate future tuition increases. Fees such as room, board, and other miscellaneous charges cannot be covered by TPP. A completed application and payment for the number of years to be prepaid must be received by August 1.
Health Insurance Waiver
Students who have health insurance coverage may complete an online waiver at www.universityhealthplans.com by June 1. A waiver form must be completed EACH year.
Tuition Refund Insurance
An optional tuition refund plan is offered to our students and parents to minimize their financial losses incurred when a student suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave Brown during the term. Please contact A.W.G. Dewar Inc. directly at 617-774-1555 on any questions and rates or review their information on line at www.collegerefund.com.
Title IV Authorization Form
Students receiving federal awards are required to submit a Title IV authorization form. The authorization form provides instructions to the University on how to apply excess Title IV funds from the student’s account. The form also instructs the University on refunding overpayments or on holding funds on the account for a future date.
Title IV Authorization Forms are available here.
Student Refund Policy
Students may apply for a refund of excess funds by completing a Student Account Refund Form. Further information may be found on the Student Refund page.
You may obtain detailed information regarding any fee by clicking on the fee that appears in the above Tuition and Fee Schedule or by connecting to the Billing Guide.