The financial aid in your package is disbursed to correspond with the billing cycle, twice each year, in the fall and spring semesters. Your aid is first used to pay billed charges, such as tuition and mandatory fees. If you have accepted aid to help with your living expenses, in addition to paying the billed charges, you will have a credit-balance on your student account.
This credit balance can be requested for a refund. By submitting an online Refund Request Form, and setting up the request to receive the refund in a US checking or saving account at payment.brown.edu, students will receive their refund into their bank account within 3-5 days from the request date. These funds should then be used to help pay living expenses.