Financial Aid Filing Deadlines
Early Decision Applicants
November 1: CSS PROFILE and FAFSA
Regular Decision Applicants
February 1: CSS PROFILE and FAFSA
Need-blind admission simply means that applicants' ability to pay for their education will not be a determining factor in the admission decision. Brown actively strives to create a socioeconomically diverse applicant pool and undergraduate student body.
All first year applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States will be admitted to Brown on a need-blind basis. Beginning with the fall 2017 entering class, first year, first-time undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students will be considered under the University's need-blind admission policy. In addition, the University will meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need. Brown will continue to consider transfer and international students' financial need when deciding to admit, wait list or deny the applicant.
We invite you to learn more about how our admission and financial aid policies relate to your circumstances:
- First-Year and International Applicant Financial Aid FAQs
- Transfer Applicant Financial Aid FAQs
- RUE Applicant Financial Aid FAQs
The Brown Promise
Brown does not package loans in its financial aid awards. Through an initiative called The Brown Promise, the University has replaced all packaged loans in all financial aid packages for Brown undergraduates. Instead, we package financial aid with scholarships that do not have to be repaid. We are committed to ensuring that talented students from all income levels from around the world can join the Brown community.