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Financing & Support

Investing in Graduate Education

The decision to pursue graduate study represents a significant commitment of time, energy, and resources — yours and ours. 

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). Doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences are guaranteed six years of support. This support can come from a variety of Brown University resources--including Graduate School funds, departmental funds, and faculty research funds--and/or external funds, as applicable.

Financial aid for master’s students is not centrally managed and varies among programs; the majority of students enrolled in master’s programs and engaged in non-degree study are self-supported. If you are interested in a master’s program and have questions about financial aid, please contact the program’s director of graduate study.  

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's director of graduate study.

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