Tuition & Aid

We believe that making an impact and addressing critical issues in the world demands an undergraduate experience that reflects a diversity of views, experiences and perspectives. We actively seek students from all income groups and have need-blind admissions, which means that an applicant’s ability or inability to pay the cost of tuition does not determine our admission decision. 

Brown meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need. Through The Brown Promise initiative, we have eliminated packaged loans from all undergraduate financial aid awards. Our generous financial aid ensures that financial considerations do not prevent talented students from choosing Brown. 


  • 100%

    of each student's demonstrated financial need

    is met by Brown

  • $0

    parent contribution

    for most families with less than $60,000 in annual income

  • 100%

    of students receiving financial aid

    have no loans in their financial aid packages

A Brown education is more affordable than you think

Do you have three minutes? Answer six basic financial questions with Brown’s MyinTuition calculator. You will receive a personalized estimate on financial aid packages and a range of what you might expect to pay for one year at Brown. No tax forms are needed!

Discover the MyinTuition calculator

We also encourage you to explore non-Brown sources of aid, including state and private scholarships funds. Private scholarships will not reduce the amount of scholarship aid you receive from Brown unless those funds exceed the portion of your financial aid package represented by work-study and summer earnings.