Bursar Office - Student Financial Services

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

Easy Online Access

We've gone electronic to provide you with easy access to your student account information and online payment options through https://payment.brown.edu.  See instructions below!

Important: If you choose to send payment by check, it must be sent to Brown University Cashier Office, Campus Box 1911, Providence, RI, 02912. Please do not send check payments to the Bursar Office directly. See the Cashier Office website for more detail. 

  • Brown University eBill and Payment Software Instructions (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

Our payment deadline for the fall term is August 1 and the payment deadline for the spring term is January 1.

Electronic Statements are produced in late June for the fall semester (due August 1) and in mid-November for spring semester (due January 1).  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. Electronic statements may be printed, downloaded, or saved to a file by logging into http://payment.brown.edu.

Things you need to know:

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 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.