Your Loans & Refunds:  Most loans for the fall semester have already been disbursed (paid to your student account).  If you have a credit balance on your student account, think about reducing the amount you've borrowed.

Send a detailed email to loans@brown.edu to reduce your loan amount.  If you actually need the full amount, request an electronic student account refund through the Bursar's Office.

Quick Links & Loan Process

Get Started     

At Graduation or Leave Taking

Repay Your Loans

Having Trouble Repaying

Borrow Wisely Before You Go Repayment Overview Repay Based on your Income
Apply for Loans & Loan Process Complete Exit Counseling Loan Repayment Plans Postpone Repayment
PLUS Loan Application Grace Periods Loan Servicers & Making Payments Call Us for Help!
Financing Options Plan for Repayment Understanding Interest Avoiding Default - Keep it Current
Glossary & Definitions Consolidation
Get Your Bearings Financial Literacy
Federal Loan Repayment Calculator
Cancellation Benefits

What We Do

As part of Financial Services, the Loan Office assists students in meeting the cost of education and managing the repayment of educational loans. We help students make informed borrowing decisions, complete loan requirements, and understand the loan process. We are part of the Get Your Bearings Committee & help deliver financial literacy information to the Brown Community.

Call, Email, or Visit!

Contact us for help navigating the loan process, understanding your repayment options, or for help in bringing your loans current.


Our office emails important information to students' Brown email accounts. If you're looking for an update on your loan status, see if we have emailed you recently to help you complete the loan process