15/16 Loan Processing:  We have a new streamlined application process for PLUS Loans

NEW Federal Login Process: The new FSA ID has replaced the Federal PIN Number! There is a new login process for the federal websites (FAFSA, StudentLoans.gov, NSLDS). View the FSA ID Guide to learn more.

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Before You Borrow

Financing Options & Borrowing Wisely Loan Requirements
Loan Application Process & Disbursement Glossary & Definitions
PLUS Loans Application Process  Loan Repayment Calculator

At Graduation or Leave Taking

Things to consider & Graduation Guide Exit Counseling Grace Period

Repay Your Loans

Planning Your Repayment Postpone Repayment (Deferment/Forbearance)
Loan Repayment Plans Cancellation & Discharge
Loan Servicers & Making Payments Consolidation
Understanding Interest Avoid Default & Keep Loans Current

Your Loans & Refunds:  If you have borrowed loans and your student account has a credit balance (overpaid), think about reducing the amount you've borrowed. If you don't need the full amount, send a detailed email to loans@brown.edu to reduce your loans and lower your student loan debt.  If you actually need the full amount, request an electronic student account refund through the Bursar's Office.

What We Do

As part of Financial Services, the Loan Office assists students in meeting the cost of education and managing the repayment of educational loans. We help students make informed borrowing decisions, complete loan requirements, and understand the loan process. We are part of the Get Your Bearings Committee & help deliver financial literacy information to the Brown Community.

Call, Email, or Visit!

Contact us for help navigating the loan process, understanding your repayment options, or for help in bringing your loans current.


Our office emails important information to students' Brown email accounts. If you're looking for an update on your loan status, see if we have emailed you recently to help you complete the loan process