Transfer students are admitted to Brown under a need-aware admission policy, meaning an applicant's ability to pay is factored into the admission decision. To be considered for financial assistance at any time during their undergraduate years at Brown, a transfer student must apply for financial aid when they initially apply for admission. Students who do not complete an application for financial assistance with their initial admission application will not be considered for University Scholarship at any point during their undergraduate years at Brown, regardless of any changes in their family’s financial situation.

By submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), transfer students can be considered for any federal/state grants and loans for which they qualify, regardless of whether they applied for financial aid at the time of admission.  For more information, please visit: Financial Aid Policy for Transfer Students.

Requirements due by February 1, 2017

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

Please note, Brown University provides no payment fee waivers for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application.  We rely on the College Board to determine who automatically qualifies for a waiver during the electronic application submission process.  You may find when you complete the payment process for the PROFILE that your fees are automatically waived.

Upon email request only: 

College Board's Institutional Documents Service (IDOC) 

Brown does not require an IDOC packet from every family- only upon request.  Once you have filed your CSS/PROFILE, you may receive an email communication from the College Board providing you with instructions on how to submit any additional requirements through IDOC.   If you do not receive a request from IDOC, the Office of Financial Aid has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid award at the time of admission.  

Possible additional requirements through IDOC may include:

  • 2015 federal income tax return for custodial parent(s) (or non-tax filer statement) 
  • 2015 federal income tax return for student (or non-tax filer statement) 
  • 2015 federal income tax return for noncustodial parent, if applicable (or non-tax filer statement)
  • 2015 federal income tax return for partnerships and/or corporations, if applicable

Please review IDOC Questions and Answers for further details.