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Brown University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,106 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,224 tuition
$13,200 on campus room & board
$1,540 books and supplies
$1,142 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,106 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,224 tuition
$13,200 on campus room & board
$1,540 books and supplies
$1,142 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,543 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
57% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,852 avg)
1% get state aid ($632 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($38,543 avg)
23% get loans ($7,172 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.04% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.04% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $40,116 43%
Federal Grant Aid $5,852 13%
Pell Grants $4,459 13%
Other Federal Grants $3,500 5%
Institution Grant Aid $38,543 43%
State Grant Aid $632 1%
Student Loans $7,172 23%
Federal Loans $5,401 22%
Other Loans $17,573 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Brown University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,569
Out of State $1,569


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emmanuel from Moreno Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    If you are a low income student Brown is very generous with its financial aid. Even if you are not Brown also has a new program in place to eliminate loans from all students' undergraduate experience!

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  • 3
  • Brown Student
  • I am a current student here

    It all depends on if you know where to go. Overall, the New England area is pricey as is, but there are some stores where you can get a lot for a reasonable price.

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  • 3
  • Paige from Jersey City, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Brown is pricy; the Ivy League degree and the amount of fun you'll have are almost worth it, but you'll still be left wondering sometimes why you chose to shell out all that money.

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