Sample Financial Aid Awards

MD '2022 Institutional Applicant

Institutional Aid Recipient:
Budget for Year I Student: $84,700
Less Parent Contribution: $15,480
Less Student Contribution: $  1,650
Financial Need: $ 67,570
Financial Aid Award:
Brown Scholarship $35,570
Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan $32,000
Total Award: $ 67,570

Important Notes:

1. The parent contribution figure used in the institutional aid example above represents the average parent contribution of all need-based scholarship recipients in the 2018-19 year.

2. The student contribution figure is the minimum contribution used for all first year students in 2018-19.  Although a minimum student contribution of $1650 will be expected of all first and second year students, the actual student contribution amounts may be higher depending upon the student's income, assets, and other information.

3. The base loan for all class years is $32,000.The base loan, subtracted from need determines scholarship eligibility, which in the above example is $35,570. Take Note: Students may borrow additional unsubsidized Direct loan funds to replace all or part of the parent contribution up to the cost of attendance.

MD’2022 Federal Applicant

External Aid Recipient:
Budget for Year I Student: $84,700
Less Parent Contribution: N/A
Less Student Contribution: N/A
Financial Need: $84,700
Financial Aid Award:
Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan $42,720
Graduate PLUS Loan $41,980
Total Award: $ 84,700


Students may apply for Federal Graduate Plus loan funds to meet the full cost of attendance, in addition to the maximum Federal Direct loans. The Brown Loan Office site contains the application and additional information about the program.