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Brown University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,376 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,808 tuition
$11,258 on campus room & board
$1,360 books
$950 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$56,376 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,808 tuition
$11,258 on campus room & board
$1,360 books
$950 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$31,859 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
61% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,069 avg)
3% get state aid ($556 avg)
44% get institn'l aid ($31,859 avg)
26% get loans ($5,901 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.05% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.05% 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 $33,023 45%
Federal Grant Aid $4,069 20%
Pell Grants $4,282 15%
Other Federal Grants $3,500 6%
Institution Grant Aid $31,859 44%
State Grant Aid $556 3%
Student Loans $5,901 26%
Federal Loans $5,261 23%
Other Loans $11,618 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 $1,337
Out of State $1,337


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Brown Student
  • Jan-18-2015 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
  • Mar-31-2014 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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