Academic Year — 2013-2014
As of September 2013
Freshmen Class (Class of 2017) — only
- 46% of the Class of 2017 is receiving need-based scholarship aid, which includes Brown University scholarship, federal and state need-based scholarships and grants.
- The average need-based scholarship for the Class of 2017 is $39,327
- 49% of the Class of 2017 receiving a need-based award, which includes federal and state grants and need-based work-study and loans
- The average need-based award for the Class of 2017 is $43,427
- $95.1 Million — The amount of Brown University need-based scholarship for 2013-14.
- $99.5 Million — The amount of need-based scholarship budgeted for 2013-14, which included University Scholarship and estimated federal Pell Grants.
- 44% of all undergraduates are receiving need-based scholarship aid, which includes federal and state need-based scholarship and grants
- The average need-based scholarship for all undergraduates is $35,823
- 46% of all undergraduates are receiving need-based aid, which includes federal and state grants and need-based work-study and loans.
- The average need-based financial aid award for all undergraduates is $43,110
- 1,764 Undergraduate student with no loans in their initial financial aid awards.
- 64% Percent of students on financial aid with no loans in their initial financial aid awards.
General Financial Aid Information
- Brown meets 100% of a student’s full demonstrated financial need
- 88% of all undergraduates who applied for financial aid received a need-based aid award
- 36% of undergraduate students receiving financial aid have a $0 contribution from parents’ income
Federal Pell Grant Recipients:
The number of students eligible for Pell Grants (need based Federal grants for low income students) has continued to increase over the last two years. Below is a summary of Pell Grant recipients at Brown for the last four years.
|Academic Year||Number of Recipients||Pell Grant Funding|
Sidney E. Frank Scholars:
Approximately 32 new Sidney Frank scholars are selected each year at the time of admission. These students are selected by a committee in the Office of Financial Aid and historically have the lowest family incomes. (The average annual family income for all Frank Scholars in 2012-13 is just over $18,000). The Committee also considers other selection factors such as parents’ employment history and other personal circumstances.
|Academic Year |
|Number of Students||Average Frank Scholarship||Total Frank Scholarship|
The University Scholarship budget for international students has significantly increased since 2007-08. In 2007-08, 115 international students received need-based scholarship with a total scholarship expenditure of $3.8 million. For the current 2013-14 academic year, 223 international undergraduates will receive roughly $9.7M in need-based scholarship.
|Academic Year |
|Number of Students||Average Scholarship||Total Scholarship|
- 100% The amount of self help (student summer earnings expectation, loan and work) students can replace with outside scholarships
- 65% of the Class of 2013 graduated without having to borrow student loans while at Brown
- The average hourly wage for students who work on campus is $9.90
For more information about financial aid, visit the Financial Aid website.