Tuition and Aid

College is an important investment and you owe it to yourself and your family to learn everything you can about the financial aid process. Eligibility for aid from Brown is based solely on financial need. In accordance with Ivy League policy, Brown does not offer aid based on academic achievement, athletic ability, or any other form of merit.

Brown University Cost of Attendance, 2014-2015


Total Cost of Attendance




Financial Aid Filing Deadlines

Early Decision Applicants
November 3 Profile
February 2 FAFSA

Regular Decision Applicants
February 2 Profile and FAFSA 

Brown has a need-blind admission policy for all first-year applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This means that their ability to pay for their education will not be a factor in the admission decision. And, if admitted, Brown will meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need.

If you are a first-year applicant from the U.S., it is important that you apply for financial aid if the cost of attending Brown exceeds or will exceed what you and your parents can reasonably contribute toward the cost of your education. Financial aid is renewable for all four undergraduate years, assuming your eligibility continues. You must reapply for financial aid every year.

Transfer and international students are admitted to Brown under a need-aware admission policy, which means that their financial need will be a factor in the admission decision. To be considered for financial assistance at any time during their undergraduate years at Brown, transfer and international applicants must apply for financial aid when they first apply for admission. 

We invite you to learn more about how our admission and financial aid policies relate to your circumstances. Select from the list below:

First-Year Applicants (including International)
Transfer Applicants
RUE Applicants