If you currently receive financial aid, your aid award will be reevaluated as a result of your leave. If the date of your leave precedes the start of classes, your federal financial aid will simply be cancelled. If the date of your leave is after the start of classes, your financial aid award will be adjusted according to federal regulations and institutional policies.
In general, the level of federal financial aid you are eligible to keep is proportionate to the amount of time you attended Brown during your semester of leave. However, if you took a leave after the 60% point in the semester, you will retain all of your federal financial aid.
Your Brown institutional financial aid may also be subject to adjustment. To determine how your leave will affect any institutional financial aid, please contact your program’s department directly. The decision to take a leave of absence will not solely affect an aided student’s eligibility for federal financial aid upon his or her approved return to Brown as an active student. However, students must adhere to any published deadlines in applying for financial aid through their program before returning to Brown.
Please reference the Refund and Withdrawal Policy for Graduate Students on the Graduate School website for more details.
To determine how Brown’s charges may be amended according to the date of your leave, please refer to the Refund Policy published by the Bursar’s Office.