Student Payment Information

Payment for student account charges are accepted by mail, wire transfer, electronically, and by participation in the interest free 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.

Payment Options 

Electronic Payment - Electronic billing is the University’s official method of student billing.  Students and authorized users may access billing information and make payment via U.S. checking or savings at http://payment.brown.edu

Mail -  Payment by check, money order or certified check should be made payable to Brown University and may be sent to Brown University Cashier's Office at:

Brown University Cashier's Office
Campus Box 1911
164 Angell Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02912

Wire Transfer - Payment may be made via wire transfer with the following information:

Bank Name:
Citizens Bank One Citizens Plaza Providence, RI 02903
ABA Routing #:
011500120 (for domestic wire transfers)
SWIFT #:
CTZIUS33 (for international wire transfers)
Account Name:
Brown University
Account #:
Contact Cashier's Office at 401-863-1280 for account number
Special Instructions:
Include Banner ID and Student Name in wire information to ensure proper credit of funds

Installment Payment Plan  -  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. Please note that bookstore and other charges are not calculated into the plan and must be paid separately. Visit the Bursar Office website for more information.

Financial Aid  -  The Office of Financial Aid  assists undergraduate and graduate students in understanding all aspects of the financial aid application processes for federal, state and institutional need-based grants and loans.  The Alpert Medical School (AMS) Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting students who may not have the financial resources to meet the full cost of attending medical school.

Third-party Payment - Third party payment may be received from a domestic or foreign company, corporation, state or government agency that has been granted special billing arrangements to cover tuition and other fees for students that they sponsor.  Third Party Payments should have a letter from the sponsor including the student name, student id # and semester to which the funds should apply. Payments must be made payable to Brown University and mailed to the Cashier's Office at address above. 

Returned Payments

Any payment made, even if on a timely basis, that results in being returned for insufficient funds, lack of authorizing signature, etc. will result in the reversal of the payment and a $20 returned payment charge. In addition, a returned check for a student account may result in a late payment charge if no other form of payment is received prior to the payment due date. The bank automatically deposits all returned checks a second time before returning the checks to Brown.

Automated Clearing House (ACH)

ACH is an electronic network for financial transactions. Accounts are identified by banks routing number and the account number with the bank.  ACH Payments are accepted for student account charges and can only be initiated by accessing the student record at https://payment.brown.edu. Either the student or an authorized user (established by the student) may set up an ACH Payment. An authorized user should be only a family member and not an outside agency as privileged student account information can be viewed. ACH payments can be scheduled for processing that day or a future date. These payments can only be processed by using a U.S. personal check or savings account. Please note that a debit card number or corporate account is not acceptabe for the purposes of ACH transactions.

Loan payments - can also be processed by ACH Payment method. This options allows you to schedule monthly recurring payments that wiilll remain in effect until the loan is paid in full. Paper billing statements will no longer be sent once you convert to permanent ACH. Loan payments can be processed by using a U.S. personal check or savings account. Please note that a debit card number or corporate account is not acceptable for the purposes of ACH transactions.  To schedule or pay a loan payment visit: https://borrower.ecsi.net

ARC/POP Policies  

 The University processes checks received by mail or in person via ARC /POP. The process of converting personal checks into electronic checks format will streamline timing and reduce processing costs.  

  • When you provide a check for payment, you authorize Brown University to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
  • When information from your check is used to make an electronic funds transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day that we receive your payment and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
  • For questions, please contact the Cashier's Office at 401-863-1280.

Scholarships Checks

Students receiving scholarship checks may have to endorse the check before the check can be posted to the student's Banner account. Students will receive an email from the Cashier's Office requesting that they come to the Cashier's Office to sign their scholarship check. Once the scholarship check is signed, the check will be processed and posted to the student's Banner account.