PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — After 15 years of distinguished service at Brown and a successful four-decade career in higher education, Dean of Financial Aid Jim Tilton will retire at the end of the 2022 calendar year. Provost Richard M. Locke shared news of Tilton’s retirement in a Thursday, Aug. 25, message to the campus community. He said the University will miss Tilton’s deep expertise in financial aid and his unwavering commitment to supporting students and their families.
“Since arriving on campus in 2006, Jim has worked with Brown’s senior leaders to transform the way the University delivers financial support,” Locke wrote. “As a result, our financial aid program has grown into one of the most comprehensive and inclusive in the country, and Brown’s Office of Financial Aid has grown into one of the strongest in the country. While Jim’s accomplishments are many, the University’s expanding set of measures to increase student aid and make a Brown education more accessible to students from every income background makes clear the significant progress achieved in the years that he has led the office.”
In 2008, Tilton played an essential role in a Brown initiative to remove the requirement for parents to contribute toward college costs if their incomes are less than $60,000 and assets are less than $100,000. A decade later, he worked closely with colleagues across the administration to launch the Brown Promise, which replaced loans with scholarship funds in the University’s financial aid awards for all aided students.