July 10, 2020
Dean of Financial Aid Jim Tilton
Tags Undergraduates

To All Aided Freshman Students: 2020-2021 Financial Aid Status


Dear Student,

The Office of Financial Aid is working with the Office of the President, Residential Life, the College, and other campus partners to support students as Brown prepares for the 2020-21 academic year. Following President Christina Paxson’s recent announcement of plans for the phased resumption of on-campus instruction for students who choose to study in Providence, we look forward to working with you and your family to finalize your educational financing plan.

While, as a first-year student, your start date for the academic year will be delayed, your Parent Contribution for the academic year will not change as a result of this.

We will notify you of what additional action is required, if any, once your residency plans are finalized for the spring and summer terms. In the meantime, we encourage you to review the responses to frequently asked questions on the Financial Aid website that have been provided to help with understanding financial matters that are unique to the University’s 2020-21 operating plan. If after reading the 2020-21 FAQs, you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at [email protected]. Additional information such as financing options, can be found on our website.

We, in the Office of Financial Aid understand that these are particularly difficult times in many ways and our goal is to support you in navigating educational financial planning.


Jim Tilton
Dean of Financial Aid
Frederic M. Alper Deanship of Financial Aid