How the Financial Aid application process works.

1. Prospective students would apply for admission to a masters or doctoral program through the Graduate School. All executive masters’ applicants would begin the admission process through the School of Professional Studies.

2. Applicants submit any department or program specific financial aid applications (if applicable) to be considered any available department funding.  Some programs have their own Department Financial Aid Application and/or Deadlines and should be listed on their Department or Program website.

3. All applicants are notified by the Graduate School of their admission decision and if any department based financial aid has been awarded. Department may also send an additional notification clarifying the specific type and amount of funding awarded.

4. If additional assistance is needed, eligible U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for Federal student loans by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Eligible students who have matriculated will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid via email to review their loan eligibility on Banner Self-Service. U.S. Domestic and International students can also apply for private educational loans directly through the private third party lender.

5. Students will be notified by the Loan Office to complete any additional Federal student loan requirements. Students borrowing private educational loans should contact their loan servicer if any additional requirements are a needed after their approval.

We strongly suggest reviewing our Graduate Student Overview page for additional information regarding the application process and funding available to graduate students at Brown University. Please do not hesitate to contact our office directly if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the information above.