What does it mean for me? Beginning with the Class of 2007, Brown implemented its need-blind admission policy. Need-blind admission simply means that an applicant's ability to pay for their education will not be a factor in the admission decision. In other words, a candidate's financial need will not be taken into consideration when deciding to admit, wait list, or deny an applicant. This policy applies to first year applicants who are U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents regardless of the program to which the applicant has applied. Beginning with the fall 2017 entering class, first-year, first-time undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students will be considered under the University’s need-blind admission policy.  Brown will continue to consider an International student's financial need during the admission process. 

Need-blind admission does not require that an applicant with demonstrated financial need be awarded financial aid, nor does it require that 100% of the applicant's demonstrated need be met. In order to find out exactly how need-blind admission relates to Brown University's financial aid policy in your particular situation, please click on the appropriate link below.

  1. First Year Applicants (U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, International, Undocumented, DACA)
  2. Transfer (U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, International,Undocumented, DACA)
  3. Resumed Undergraduate Education Program -RUE (U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, International, Undocumented, DACA)
  4. Deferred Students
  5. Returning Students (Prior to Class of 2007)