Graduate Student Funding and Support

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance is a combination of direct charges and estimated indirect expenses.

  • Standard direct charges are tuition and mandatory fees; these will appear on your Brown billing statement.
  • Standard indirect expenses include: housing, food, books, course materials, and supplies, transportation (if applicable) and miscellaneous personal expenses. Students may experience different levels of indirect expenses. 

Not included in the Cost of Attendance are individual expenses that may be specific only to you. For example, you are required to have health insurance while attending Brown. If you do not waive the University's Student Health Insurance Fee, your Cost of Attendance will include this charge. Your specific housing/food costs may differ from the allowances established. Additional expenses you might have include winter clothing, computer purchase, childcare expenses, etc. Visit the Graduate School’s Financing & Support and Living & Resources pages for more information.