Federal and State Grants and Loans

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine a student's eligibility for:

  • All federal grants, including the Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)*
  • Most State Grants
  • Federal Loans, including the Direct Stafford and Perkins loans

To ensure Brown receives the information you provided on this federal application, please list Brown's Federal Code (003401) on your FAFSA.

*The Federal Pell Grant and most state grants are considered entitlement grants that are based on financial need rather than merit. Therefore, they do not reduce the family contribution. Typically, there is a dollar for dollar reduction in Brown scholarship aid. For example, if you receive a $500 Federal Pell Grant, this will replace $500 of your Brown Scholarship eligibility.