All Brown students eligible for financial aid (with few exceptions) may use their aid for an approved program of semester or year-long study abroad.
Your aid award will be based on the program's budget, including airfare and living costs. You will be eligible for grants and loans as if you were on campus, with the exception of Federal Work Study (FWS). The normal FWS component of an aid package will be covered with additional loan funds, upon request. Please note that the amount of scholarship awarded for study abroad can vary depending on the program's cost.
You must follow all the normal Financial Aid Guidelines and fill out all forms as you normally would each year at Brown.
In addition to the regular aid forms, there are special steps for studying abroad and forms that must be submitted by early May (fall semester/full year students) and by mid-November (spring semester students). Please consult the Office of Financial Aid for further information and read through their Frequently Asked Questions about Study Abroad.
While you are away, it is important to pay close attention to any communication coming from the Office of Financial Aid, the Loan Office, or the Bursar. Students who are abroad are not exempt from complying with application deadlines and requirements to determine eligibility for financial aid. Additional application information can be found on the Office of Financial Aid's website.
Non-Brown students are not eligible for Brown financial aid and should check with their home institutions on eligibility. Non-Brown students may wish to consult our list for outside funding resources.