Financial aid is available to masters students in the form of Department scholarships and research apprenticeships. The Department scholarship grants roughly 25% tuition. Research apprenticeships cover a larger portion of tuition and provide a monthly stipend. These awards are based on merit and qualifications; student loans also are available through the Financial Aid Office.
Although most funding provided by Brown University to graduate students is merit based, some funding (e.g. stipends) may be subsidized by Federal government funds. It is highly recommended that U.S. citizens and eligible permanent residents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA).