The Bursar’s Office manages the billing and collection of student accounts, provides customer service, and offers financial guidance to students and parents/guardians.
Things you need to know:
Financing a Brown Education: Many families, regardless of whether they receive need-based financial aid, are interested in options of how to finance an education at Brown. There are several financing options that Brown families may consider to best meet their individual financing needs. This interactive planner has been created to help families estimate their student account and identify resources to pay for their educational expenses.
Communications: Email is the official form of University communications. The University, including the Bursar Office sends official and important messages to the student's Brown email account and it is expected that students read them. It is important for students to activate their Brown email account when they become a student and to check it on a daily basis for important information and announcements.
Student Refunds: Refunds of account overpayments may be requested electronically.
Authorized Users Access: Parents can view student account balances and make payments.
Bookstore Purchases: Students may charge purchases to the students account.
Bear Bucks Account: A convenient method of making University purchases.
Tuition Leave Refund Policy: Students who leave the University under certain conditions or change their enrollment status during a term may be eligible for tuition payment refunds during the first five weeks of the term.
Dewar Tuition Refund Plan: A program that minimizes the financial portion of losses incurred when a student suffers a serious illness or injury and has to leave Brown before the semester is completed.
Auxiliary Housing: Students residing in Brown owned apartments are billed on their student account.
Office of International Programs (OIP): All study abroad undertaken by Brown undergraduates for credit toward their Brown degree are coordinated by OIP.
Title IV Authorization Form: Students receiving federal awards are required to complete a Title IV authorization form. The authorization form provides instructions to the University on how to apply excess Title IV funds from the student's account. The form also instructs the University on refunding over-payments or on holding funds on the account for a future date. The Title IV Authorization can be found in selfservice.brown.edu under the students Financial Aid Requirements.