The Office of Financial Aid has counseling staff available to assist any potential or currently enrolled Graduate Student with their educational financing decisions. Counselors are available by phone (401-863-2721) or through our email ( Our office is also open for walk in service Monday –Friday 10: 00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. EST except Wednesday mornings (Summer hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.). Our office is located at 69 Brown Street, in the second floor of the J. Walter Wilson building. No appointment is required.

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Billing/Student Accounts/ Refunds

If you have questions pertaining to billing, your student account, or how to get a refund from any credit balance that exists on your account, please contact the Bursar’s Office.

Federal Loans Loan Requirements

If you have questions pertaining to Federal Master Promissory Notes, Entrance/Exit Counseling, or Repayment Methods please contact the Loan Office.

Brown Funding

If you have questions pertaining to your Brown scholarship, stipend, or any Brown funding, please contact your Director of Graduate Study (DGS) in your Department/Program or the Graduate School at or 401-863-2600.

Stipend Payments/Payroll

If you have questions about your stipend check please contact the Brown University Payroll Office at (401) 863-2361 or

 Emergency Loans

Emergency loans up to a maximum of $500 are available to graduate students who have an urgent need. Repayment must occur within 60 days or by the semester's end, whichever occurs sooner. No loans are available in the Summer. For more information contact the Loan Office at 401-863-3296 or