Financing & Payment Options

Payment Options


Brown University will only accept payments to cover current educational expenses that appear on the student account. Brown reserves the right to return any overpayments made in excess of the balance due or retain the overpayment to be applied to future charges. Only loans and scholarships disbursed to the student account, in excess of the current tuition and fees, are an exception to this policy.

For further details on Student Payment Information, visit our Cashier Office website.

Electronic ACH Payments: 

 Students and their Authorized Users can access the E-Bill & Payment system at to make online ACH payments via a U.S. personal checking or savings account. View the EBill & Payment User Guide for additional instructions. Electronic ACH payments will post to the student’s account immediately and may take up to 48 business hours to post against the payer's bank account. 

International Wire Transfers:

Flywire is Brown University's preferred method of payment for international student account payments. The University has partnered with Flywire to offer favorable foreign exchange rates, the ability to pay in home currency (in most cases) and savings compared to traditional banks. In addition, students/families are able to track payments via Flywire's dashboard and receive notification via email (and/or text) when the payment is received by Brown University. Visit to make an international student account payment.

Check Payments and Domestic Wire Transfers:

All check payments and domestic bank wire transfers must be sent to the Cashier’s OfficeDo not send payments directly to the Bursar Office. Checks should be made payable in US dollars and must not be post-dated. Third party checks will not be accepted with the exception of checks from banks, trusts and investment companies purposely set up to fund a student's education.

Brown University does not accept credit card payments for student account charges. 


Financing Options

Financing the cost of an education requires thoughtful planning and research to determine what will work best for the student and their family’s budget.  This interactive planner has been created to help families estimate their student account and identify resources to pay for their educational expenses.

Installment Payment Plan:

Students and families may choose to make semester payment via Brown University’s Installment Payment Plan (IPP).  This plan enables students and their families to make interest-free, monthly installments. 

Financial Aid - Grants, Scholarships, Loans

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year along with any other required documentation for financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid or the Alpert Medical School Office of Financial Aid will notify you of your financial aid offer. 

If you wish to borrow loans, review the Loan Application Process for details.