Admissions and Financial Support

Investing in Graduate Education

Students who are admitted to any of Brown's doctoral programs are guaranteed five years of support, including a stipend, tuition remission, health-services fee, and health-insurance subsidy (funding for transfer students may vary).

  • Students’ official letters of admission provide details of their funding packages.
  • All subsequent funding decisions are made at the program level and depend on students' academic progress.
  • Students with funding questions or concerns should contact the program director.

Financing and Support 

  • Tuition & Fees: The Brown University tuition rate for the 2018-2019 academic year ranges from $54,320 - $65,374 (based on a 4 course per semester schedule). Tuition will vary by degree program, discipline, and courses required for full-time status.
  • Insurance: All registered students are automatically enrolled in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP); students' dependents may be enrolled in SHIP at an additional cost.
  • Financial Considerations: Providence is surprisingly affordable. Learn more about realistic costs and considerations.
  • Ph.D. Funding: The Graduate School offers incoming doctoral students five years of guaranteed financial support.
  • Master’s Funding: The majority of students enrolled in master’s programs and engaged in non-degree study are self-supported.
  • Student Employment: Graduate students who are not supported on full-time, tuition-based appointments may choose to find hourly employment during their time at Brown.
  • Student Payroll Procedures: All students entering the Graduate School with any form of financial support are required to complete an I-9 form.
  • Financial Aid: Facts, Tips and Tools: A listing of financial aid basics and resources specifically for graduate students from the Office of Financial Aid.