Please visit our 'annex' location in the Brown Business Center on the second floor of J. Walter Wilson (next to the Office of Financial Aid).  Financial Services Specialists will be available Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 to assist students and families with questions about student account balances, refunds, installment payment plans, loan options, loan requirements, and repayment. 

Incoming freshmen students:  2017/18 financial aid awards can be viewed online through selfservice.brown.edu.  However, you must wait until after May 1, 2017, to accept or decline your aid/loans online. In the meantime, please review our "Before You Borrow" section below for helpful information about borrowing and receiving loans at Brown.

2017/18 Information: The Loan Office will begin processing 17/18 loans on June 1, 2017. At that time, borrowers may begin to complete loan requirements online. PLUS Loan borrowers may apply online beginning June 1, 2017. See additional information in the "PLUS Loan Application Process" section below.

Graduating students:  If you have borrowed student loans at Brown, you'll have REQUIREMENTS to complete before graduation. Visit our "Graduation & Exit Counseling" page to learn more.

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Before You Borrow

Loan Programs, Financing & Borrowing Wisely Loan Requirements
Loan Application Process & Disbursement Glossary & Definitions
PLUS Loans Application Process  Loan Repayment Calculator

Leaving Brown

Graduation & Loan Exit Counseling Leave-Taking & Loan Exit Counseling

Repay Your Loans

Grace Period Medical Loan Borrowers
Planning Your Repayment Postpone Repayment (Deferment/Forbearance)
Loan Repayment Plans Cancellation & Forgiveness
Servicers & Making Payments Consolidation
Understanding Interest Avoid Default & Keep Loans Current

Your Loans & Refunds:  If you have borrowed loans and your student account has a credit balance (overpaid), think about reducing the amount you've borrowed. If you don't need the full amount, send a detailed email to loans@brown.edu to reduce your loans and lower your student loan debt.  If you actually need the full amount, request an electronic student account refund through the Bursar's Office.

What We Do

As part of Financial Services, the Loan Office assists students in meeting the cost of education and managing the repayment of educational loans. We help students make informed borrowing decisions, complete loan requirements, and understand the loan process. We are part of the Get Your Bearings Committee & help deliver financial literacy information to the Brown Community.

Call, Email, or Visit!

Contact us for help navigating the loan process, understanding your repayment options, or for help in bringing your loans current.


Our office emails important information to students' Brown email accounts. If you're looking for an update on your loan status, see if we have emailed you recently to help you complete the loan process