Refund Policy

At the time of acceptance into a Brown Program, each student is required to pay a $500 deposit to secure his/her place in the program. The deposit will be credited to the student's account, unless he/she withdraws from the program before it begins. If the student is not accepted by the host institution, the deposit will be also be credited to the student's account. Brown students who are participating in an alternative program should consult the host institution's policy for deposits.

Any expenses that have been incurred by Brown on behalf of the student once the student has made a commitment to the program (in writing and/or by submitting the $500 program deposit), will be the responsibility of the student (i.e. host institution fees, pre-payment of orientation housing, etc.) and charged to the student account.

If a student withdraws from a study abroad program during the first five weeks of the program, she/he is eligible for a refund of the Brown tuition payments based on the schedule below. Brown is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by the student, including, but not limited to, passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs.

Withdrawal Refund
prior to program start 100%
in the first 14 days 80%
in days 15-21 60%
in days 22-28 40%
in days 29-35 20%
after day 35> no refund

For housing or fees paid directly to the host institution abroad, the refund policy of that institution will be in effect.

For students who leave because of a medical or family emergency, the same refund policy applies. A student who is suspended, dismissed, or withdraws while under investigation for misconduct, will not have tuition payments refunded.

Brown will not award a diploma or process a transcript request until outstanding balances are paid in full.