Loan Office - Student Financial Services


  • As you may be aware, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid released information about the CARES Act (the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), which was signed into law in March 2020. The CARES Act provides relief to borrowers with federally held loans. It also allows Brown and other schools that hold Federal Perkins Loans to implement similar relief opportunities for federal student loan borrowers.
  • The University is committed to assisting our borrowers by implementing relief measures that are available to Brown borrowers.  For borrowers who request repayment relief due to COVID-19, a 3-month forbearance on loans to temporarily postpone repayment will be provided. For Federal Perkins Loans borrowers, we encourage you to consolidate your federal loans in order to take full advantage of other repayment relief options available to borrowers under the CARES Act.  These measures are offered in addition to existing deferment options available through each loan program.


Leaving Brown? All loan borrowers must complete  online loan exit counseling.
Undergraduate students:
Learn more about the Brown Promise
Living @ Brown: Financial Considerations
Repay Perkins or institutional loans: online at Use our Cheat Sheet to register.
Refunds:  If you have a student account credit balance, consider reducing your loans. Email [email protected]  
1098E tax forms: Interest paid on Perkins & institutional loans will be reported on January loan billing statements. 

The Wavemaker Fellowship program is designed to keep talented STEM and Design workers here in Rhode Island by helping to offset the burden of student loan debt. The program provides an annual refundable tax credit and professional networking.

We email important information to students' Brown email accounts. 

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Before You Borrow

Borrow Wisely - Financial Considerations Federal Loans
Loan Process - Application, Requirements, Disbursement Brown U Institutional Loans
PLUS Loan Application Process Private Loans
Loan Repayment Estimator TEACH Grants

Leaving Brown

Leaving Brown & Loan Exit Counseling - Graduating or Taking a Leave

Repay Your Loans

Grace Period Medical Loan Borrowers
Planning Your Repayment Postpone Repayment (Deferment/Forbearance)
Repay Your Federal Direct Loans Cancellation & Forgiveness
Repay Your Federal Perkins & Institutional Loans Consolidation
Understanding Interest Avoid Default & Keep Loans Current