Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships and is awarded on the basis of financial need, past performance and evidence of potential success in the program.  In addition, students may be eligible to borrow funds through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program depending on financial need. Consideration for need-based federal aid (Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-Study) is based on status as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Candidates applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at by February 15th.  Additionally, interested candidates must complete and submit the Brown Urban Education Fellowship application by January 15th.

For additional information about the federal aid application and eligibility, please visit the Financial Aid website, or contact the Office of Financial Aid by email or by phone: (401) 863-2721.

Urban Education Fellows Program

Urban Education Fellows dedicate three years of postgraduate work to the Rhode Island urban core in exchange for tuition forgiveness. Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy program, UEFs are expected to serve in a full-time education policy position. In order to receive loan cancellation, fellows must be directly employed in the Rhode Island urban core. UEF Application