The Office of Financial Aid, the Bursar and the Loan Office are available to provide information about financing options and to assist students and their families with developing a financing plan. We strongly encourage you to review the financing options referenced below as well as the financing examples. The Bursar's Office requires payment by June 1st for the summer semester, August 1st for the fall semester, and January 1st for spring semester for most graduate programs. All aid, regardless of source or origination, must be credited first toward college-billed charges, such as tuition and all mandatory fees. If, after deducting your anticipated financial aid from these charges, you will owe a balance, there are a number of payment options and resources you may consider.
Interactive Estimate Tool - Graduate Student Cost Calculator
Helpful Interactive Tool - Financing a Brown Education Planner
Brown's Installment Payment Plan (IPP): Managed by the Bursar's Office, Brown's IPP enables students and their families to make interest-free monthly installments to cover each semester’s tuition, housing, meals, and required fees. The IPP is available for the fall and spring semesters only. Enrollment in the plan for fall semester begins late June; enrollment in the plan for spring semester begins mid-November. Each semester of enrollment requires a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee. The IPP can be updated once your financial aid award is complete. Typically, awards for the upcoming year are completed mid to late June. More detailed information and application instructions may be obtained from the Bursar's Office website or by calling (401) 863-2484.
Federal Student Loans: The Direct Loan program provides low-interest loans to students to assist with paying for educational expenses. U.S citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to borrow either an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan up to $20,500 per academic year. Detailed information about these loans, including maximum borrowing limits, is available on Graduate Loan page. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to initiate the borrowing process.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans: The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available to assist graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in borrowing all or a portion of the cost of education. Additional information on the PLUS loan program may be obtained by visiting the Loan Office website or by contacting their office at (401) 863-3296.
Private Student Loans: If you are considering borrowing a Private Loan please review this information.