Cost of Attendance represents a combination of direct charges and estimated indirect expenses. Standard direct charges will appear on your Brown billing statement and may include: tuition, fees, room, and board (meal plan). Standard indirect expenses include: books, personal expenses, and miscellaneous. Students may experience different levels of indirect expenses; however, the values listed represent allowances provided for the academic year.

Not included in your Cost of Attendance are individual expenses that may be specific only to you. For example, you are required to have health insurance while attending Brown. If you do not waive the University's health insurance plan, your Cost of Attendance will include an additional component for this charge, which for the academic year 2021-22 is $4,204. Additional individual expenses not included may include: clothing for the New England climate, computer expense, additional trips home during the academic year, etc.

2021-22 Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees


Housing and Meals (on or off campus)




Indirect Estimated Expenses




Personal,  Miscellaneous



Total Cost of Attendance