How Aid is Disbursed and Bills are Paid

Disbursement Schedule

The dates on which loan and scholarship funds will be posted to your student account are listed below. It will take at least three to five days for your refund request to be processed after disbursement.  Please note that if you complete your financial aid application after the deadline date, delay your loan acceptance decision, or do not return your completed promissory notes in a timely manner, the actual disbursement dates for your funds may be later than these dates.  

Year 1
MD '23
Year 2
MD '22
Year 3
MD '21
Year 4
MD '20
Fall Semester - Federal Direct/AMS Loans 8/05/2019 8/05/2019 7/1/2019 7/1/2019
Spring Semester-Federal Direct/AMS Loans 1/2/2020 1/2/2020 11/19/2019 11/19/2019
2019-2020 Tuition 63,082 63,082 63,082 63,082
2019-2020 Charged Fees 1,166 1,066 1,066 1,066
2019-2020 Health Insurance 4,169 3,846 3,846 3,846

How to Pay Your Bill

Medical students are billed twice each academic year on a semester basis. The fall bill is available in early July and payment is due August 1. Spring bills are available in December and payment is due January 1.

The billing process is paperless with on-line statements available at and at Students may make payments, view billing information and may add authorized users to view their student account statement.

For detailed instructions, please visit the Bursar Office web site at Billing questions should be addressed with the Bursar Office (401-863-2484; [email protected])


Once funding has been credited to your Bursar student account and all Brown charges have been paid for the semester, your account may reflect a credit balance. Credit balances are intended to cover part or all living expenses for a given semester. The amount of your credit balance will depend upon the aid amounts you accepted.

Refunds are available electronically by completing a Refund Request Form and setting up the request to a US checking or saving account through  Students should receive the refund in their bank account 3-5 days from the date the request form is submitted.