Listed below are examples of how the financial aid initiatives unique to Brown might impact students at various total income* and asset levels. In determining total financial need, it is important to keep in mind that Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need. The total financial aid will equal the financial need.  In addition, we encourage you to visit Brown's Financial Aid Calculator and Financing Examples.  We have created these tools to assist families in estimating their family contribution and understanding the various financing scenarios available to them.

*Total income includes both taxable and untaxed income.  Click here for a more detailed definition of what is included in total income.

For the examples below, we assume a Total Cost of Attendance = \$60,460. The total Cost of Attendance includes all direct and indirect expenses a student could expect to incur for the 2013-14 academic year.

1. A family of four with one student attending Brown as a sophomore in 2013-14, with total income of \$25,000 and no assets could expect the following estimated financial aid award.
2. A family of five with one student attending Brown as a junior in 2013-14, with total income of \$87,000 and assets of \$161,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.
3. A family of three with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$57,200 and assets of \$68,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.
4. A family of four with one student attending Brown as a sophomore in 2013-14, with total income of \$105,000 and assets of \$63,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.
5. A family of four with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$53,000 and assets of \$127,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.
6. A family of five with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$160,000 and assets of \$150,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

A family of four with one student attending Brown as a sophomore in 2013-14, with total income of \$25,000 and no assets could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 0 Student Contribution 3,000 Total Expected Family Contribution \$3,000 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 54,760 Student Loans 0 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$57,460 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$0

A family of five with one student attending Brown as a junior in 2013-14, with total income of \$87,000 and assets of \$161,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 18,400 Student Contribution 3,000 Total Expected Family Contribution \$21,400 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 36,360 Student Loans 0 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$39,060 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$0

A family of three with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$57,200 and assets of \$68,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 0 Student Contribution 2,550 Total Expected Family Contribution \$2,550 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 55,210 Student Loans 0 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$57,910 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$0

A family of four with one student attending Brown as a sophomore in 2013-14, with total income of \$105,000 and assets of \$63,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 21,770 Student Contribution 3,000 Total Expected Family Contribution \$24,770 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 29,990 Student Loans 3,000 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$35,690 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$12,000

A family of four with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$53,000 and assets of \$127,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 4,790 Student Contribution 2,550 Total Expected Family Contribution \$7,340 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 50,420 Student Loans 0 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$53,120 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$0

A family of five with one student attending Brown as an incoming freshman in 2013-14, with total income of \$160,000 and assets of \$150,000 could expect the following estimated financial aid award.

 2013-2014 Estimated Award: Parent Contribution 42,050 Student Contribution 2,550 Total Expected Family Contribution \$44,600 Financial Aid Award Brown University Scholarship 8,160 Student Loans 5,000 Campus Employment 2,700 Total Financial Aid \$15,860 Loan Indebtedness at Graduation \$20,000