Transfer and International students are admitted to Brown under a need-aware admission policy, meaning an applicant's ability to pay is factored into the admission decision.  International applicants must apply for and receive University Scholarship assistance when they initially apply. Students who do not receive University Scholarship at the time of admission will not be considered for financial aid at any point during their years at Brown, regardless of any changes in their family's financial situation.  More information about policies regarding international students can be found here.

Requirements due by February 1, 2017

*Forms will be available to complete on-line beginning October 1, 2016.

Note:  Applicants from the countries of Cuba, Ghana, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan cannot use the CSS/PROFILE.  Please email us at financial_aid@brown.edu for an alternative solution.   Please be sure to indicate in your email if your parents are divorced, separated, or never married.

 Parents' and Student Income Tax Return

The following information should be submitted directly to the Office of Financial Aid. Please use Brown’s document upload feature in Self Service Banner.

**Please ensure the tax return is translated into English.

  • 2015 income tax return for custodial parent(s) (or non-tax filer statement
  • 2015 income tax return for student (if filed) 
  • 2015 income tax return for noncustodial parent, if applicable (or non-tax filer statement)

If a tax return is not filed in your country, submit a statement from parents’ employers documenting 2015 annual earnings.