Undergraduate Admission

Tuition and 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 practice need-blind admission, 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.

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Brown’s commitment to affordability has never been stronger, and the Office of Financial Aid works to provide comprehensive support and quality service.

A Brown education is more affordable than you think

Do you have three minutes? With six basic financial questions, the MyinTuition calculator will provide a personalized estimate on financial aid packages and a range of what you might expect to pay for one year at Brown.

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.


of students receiving financial aid

have no loans in their financial aid packages


parent contribution

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


of the Class of 2027

received need-based scholarship or grant aid