Financing & Payment Options

Payment Options

Brown University accepts payments by cash, check (drawn on US bank), wire, or electronic (ACH). Brown University does not accept credit card payments for student account charges. 

Check Payments and Domestic Wire Transfers:

Checks should be made payable in US dollars, as differences in exchange rates and bank collection charges will be charged to the student account. Post-dated checks will not be accepted. 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.

All check payments and domestic bank wire transfers should be remitted to the Cashier’s Office

International Wire Transfers:

Brown University has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost saving way to make international tuition payments.  With this partnership, students and families are offered favorable foreign exchange rates, the ability to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and savings compared to traditional banks.  In addition, you will be able to track your payment via Flywire's dashboard and you will be notified via email (and/or text) when your payment is received by Brown University.

Visit Brown.flywire.com to make an international student account payment.

Online Electronic Payments:

Students and their Authorized Users access the electronic online payment module at http://payment.brown.edu. Only U. S. personal checking or savings accounts are accepted. Electronic Payments will post real time to the student’s account and may take up to 48 business hours to post against the customers bank account.  

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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.  Options offered at Brown include loans, scholarships and monthly installments.  Information is listed below to help with your decisions.

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 to cover each semester’s tuition, housing, meals, and required fees (bookstore and other charges are not calculated into the plan and must be paid separately).

Parents wishing to participate in the Installment Payment Plan (IPP), must be set up as an Authorized User by the student.  Authorized Users may also access student billing records and statements. Authorized Users do not have access to any other student records.

Payment plan amounts will be based on the actual semester’s amount due (total charges minus financial aid).  Any adjustments to charges or aid will also adjust remaining payments in the IPP.  Plan participants will automatically be notified by email from the University’s E-Bill/Payment system each time an adjustment is made.

Each semester of enrollment requires a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee.  Upon enrollment in the Installment Payment Plan, participants must schedule payments via ACH (electronic payment from U.S checking or savings account). Payments will be automatically deducted from the instated checking or saving account on the date of each required payment. 

Fall Installment Deadlines:

  • 5 monthly payments: Enrollment deadline is July 9th; Payments will be automatically deducted from your designated U.S. checking or savings account on the 10th of each month, July-November
  • 4 monthly payments: Enrollment begins on July 10th; Enrollment deadline is August 9th; Payments will be automatically deducted from your designated U.S. checking or savings account on the 10th of each month, August-November

Spring Installment Deadlines:

  • 5 monthly payments: Enrollment deadline is December 9th; Payments will be automatically deducted from your designated U.S. checking or savings account on the 10th of each month, December-April
  • 4 monthly payments: Enrollment begins on December 10th; Enrollment deadline is January 9th; Payments will be automatically deducted from your designated U.S. checking or savings account on the 10th of each month, January-April

Financial Aid - Grants, Scholarships, Loans

Apply for financial aid. Complete the FAFSA and any other required documentation for financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid or the Alpert Medical School Office of Financial Aid will create your financial aid offer. 

Undergraduate students wishing to borrow loans should complete the loan request form in Banner Self Service by following the link to ‘Request Loans or Accept Loan Offers’ in the ‘Undergraduate Students’ options menu. (Learn more about the Brown Promise)

See the Loan Office website for details on the Loan Application Process.