Grants and Scholarships

Brown University does not offer aid based on academic achievement, athletic ability or any other form of merit. Financial aid eligibility is determined solely on financial need. However, assistance from outside sources may be based on a variety of things including merit and/or financial need. Several sources exist for grants and scholarships, such as:

Student Loans:

A student's financial aid award will likely include one or more student loans. Both the Direct Loan and Perkins Loan programs are federal financial aid programs. These loans are taken in the student's name. The Brown University Loan is a need-based loan granted when students, primarily International students, are ineligible for the two federal loan programs. You will need to complete a promissory note in order to have these loans processed to your student account. Upon arrival on campus, students will be contacted by the Loan Office with dates and times for signing of promissory notes. Details concerning the various loan programs, along with applicable interest rates for the academic year are available on the Loan Office website.

Parent/Private Loan and Financing Options:

There are several financing and private loan options available to help manage the expected family contribution. For more information on these programs please visit the Educational Financing section of our website.

Other Types of Aid: