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Brown Tuition & Cost

Providence, Rhode Island

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$80,448
Costs for Brown University
Fee Cost
Tuition$59,254
Books and Supplies$1,642
Other Fees$1,442
Room and Board $15,908
Other Expenses Budget$2,202

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Brown University on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $80,448 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $59,254 for tuition, $15,908 room and board, $1,642 for books and supplies and $1,442 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Brown University is $59,254, the same as Rhode Island residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Brown University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$27,659
Net Price by Income Brown University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,468
$30,001 to $48,000$2,842
$48,001 to $75,000$10,219
$75,001 to $110,000$23,160
$110,000+$44,033

The average reported annual net price for Brown University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,659 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

45% of full-time undergrad Brown University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $49,831 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 11% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,970 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $24,697.

Finanical Aid Brown University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $49,831 45%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $47,914 44%
Pell Grants $4,906 13%
Other Federal Grants $3,488 6%
State and Local Grants $2,286 0%
Federal Student Loans $4,970 11%
Other Student Loans $24,697 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Brown University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $90,972. The loan balance of $90,972 is a four year multiple of the $22,743 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $868 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $90,972
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $867.97
Total Interest Paid $13,184.79
Sum of All Loan Payments $104,156.79

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$321,792
Year All Residents
1 $80,448
2 $84,108
3 $87,935
4 $91,937

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Brown University to be $321,792 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Brown University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,851 $5,553 $7,404

Estimated cost for a class at Brown University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Brown University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Brown University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217156 IPEDS survey data for Brown University.