First Year Students / New to Brown

Welcome to our Brown community! 

The following financial information will help new students & families become familiar with Brown's systems and policies related to your student account. Note: Brown University does not currently require a deposit for incoming first year undergraduate students.

**Important - All New Students must login to and set up preferences. 

  1. Give parents/family members access to view and pay your bill by setting them up as Authorized Users
  2.  Setup your ERefund Profile to receive any eligible credit balance refunds electronically 
  3. Consent to receive your education tax credit 1098T form electronically

Student Account Billing & Schedule

All student account billing is done electronically (EBill) through Review our Student Account & EBill Schedule to learn when bills will be available and when payments are due. 

Brown does not generate or mail any paper billing statements.  The billing statements are a snapshot of the student account at the time of billing.  Any student account charges or credits that happen after the semester billing statement is generated are reflected in the "Account Activity" section of   Our EBill & Payment User Guide provides detailed instructions for using our billing system.  

Consider our Installment Payment Plan

If interested, enroll in our optional Installment Payment Plan (IPP) during the open enrollment periods for fall or spring.  IPP participants will receive reminder emails before each installment is automatically withdrawn from the designated U.S. personal checking or savings account. 

Review our additional payment options and financial policies 

 Payment may be made online with U.S. personal checking and savings accounts through, through Flywire for international payments, or by check via mail to our Cashier Office.  Visit our Payment Options page to learn more.All balances must be paid in a timely manner, by the due date. Refer to Brown's policies regarding Financial Holds and Past Due Balances that impact registration and enrollment. 

Complete these items in Banner Self Service to provide your information or satisfy aid requirements

  1.  Verify or provide your Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number for 1098-T tax credit purposes
  2. If you are applying for financial aid, complete any unsatisfied requirements for financial aid or loans.

Make decisions regarding Student Health Insurance (SHIP) 

SHIP is automatically billed to your student account.  If you have adequate alternate coverage, you may be able to waive SHIP by the waiver deadline.  If you are an aided student and you do not currently have health insurance,  complete the waiver to be considered for a scholarship to help cover the cost.  Learn more about SHIP and the waiver process online or contact [email protected] for additional information.

Review Brown's Housing and Meal Plan information

All housing information and policies are handled by Residential Life.  All meal plan information and policies are handled by Dining Services.   Residential Life and Dining Services submit charges to Student Financial Services to be reflected on the student's account. For questions regarding changes to housing or dining, students should reference their room agreement or meal agreement.

Review Brown's Financial Aid information for Admitted Students

Especially for admitted students, we recommend learning more about the financial aid process and, if you haven't already, applying for aid right away.  NOTE: The Office of Financial Aid determines and posts award offers.  (Separate from Student Financial Services) This information is then reflected on the student account.

Verify that any anticipated support pays to your student account

If you reported to Brown that you anticipate to receive support from scholarship agencies, college savings plans, or other outside sources, Brown will place a temporary memo credit on your student account in that amount.  Any unpaid memo credits for anticipated support are removed from students accounts on October 15th  for Fall and on February 15th for Spring.  Students are responsible for paying any remaining balances.

Review our Student Financial Services FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions page can help address many other questions you may have. 

Please contact our team with any questions regarding your student account. We wish you the best and we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Student Financial Services