Bursar Office - Student Financial Services

The Bursar Office is responsible for billing and collection of tuition, fees, and other charges on the student account.


Spring 2020 Student Account Statements are now available and Installment Payment Plan enrollment is open. Payment is due January 1, 2020.

Returning from study abroad? Review this important information about housing and dining charges

Tuition Refund Insurance is available through Grad Guard to all Brown University students on an optional basis.  This private insurance program provides a refund for tuition, fees and room/board charges up to the purchased policy limited if a student is unable to complete a semester due to a covered medical reason. For more information and to enroll, visit www.gradguard.com/brown or call 1.866.724.4384.

Manage your Student Account Online

Visit https://payment.brown.edu to review your balance, make payment, setup eRefund, give access to authorized users, and enroll in installment payment plans. 

  • Brown University eBill and Payment User Guide (to view/pay your account)
  • Set up Payment Profile & Electronic Refund Accounts
  • Make Payments or Schedule Future Payments 
  • Enroll in Installment Payment Plan
  • Request a Refund (be sure you set up an Electronic Refund Account to receive your refund quickly)
  • Print a student account statement (for your family or a scholarship/529 agency)
  • View/Print a 1098T statement

Things you need to know:

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.

Brown Email: The University, including the Bursar Office, uses email as the official form of communication.  The Bursar Office sends official and important messages to the student's Brown email account and it is expected that students read them.  

Electronic Statements are produced in late June for the fall semester (due August 1) and in mid-November for spring semester (due January 1).  Electronic statements may be printed, downloaded, or saved to a file by logging into http://payment.brown.edu.An email is sent to the student's Brown email account and to the email address of their Authorized Users when a new statement is available. 

Mailing a payment: If you choose to mail a check payment, it must be sent to the Cashier Office, Box 1911. Do not send payments directly to the Bursar Office. 

Student Refunds: Refunds of account overpayments may be requested electronically.

Authorized User 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. 

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:  Students receiving federal awards are required to complete a Title IV authorization.  The authorization provides instructions to the University on how to apply excess Title IV funds from the student's account.  Your authorized 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.