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. 

Online Electronic Payments:

Students and their Authorized Users access the electronic online payment module at http://payment.brown.edu. View our eBill & Payment Guide for addtional instructions.  Only U. S. personal checking or savings accounts are accepted. Electronic Payments will post  to the student’s account immediately and may take up to 48 business hours to post against the customers bank account.  

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, 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.

International Wire Transfers:

Visit Brown.flywire.com to make an international student account payment. Flywire offers favorable foreign exchange rates, the ability to pay in your home currency (in most cases), the ability to track your payment, and email notification when your payment is received by Brown University.

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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.  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.