How to Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid

It is recommended that students apply for financial aid as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for application processing. Financial aid must be approved and all necessary documentation must be completed before the aid can be applied toward tuition and fees.

Financial aid is awarded on an award year and academic year basis; therefore it may be necessary to reapply for financial aid more than once during the calendar year, depending on the date of the student’s enrollment. Students who need additional information and guidance should contact the Financial Aid Office.

To Get Started
Students who want to apply for federal aid (and state aid if applicable), must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. FAFSA applications are processed through the Department of Education, and all information is confidential. You can follow the steps below to begin the process

  1. Gather the documents you’ll need to apply, including income tax returns (most likely yours and your parents’), W-2 forms, and other records of income, as well as your identification documents (social security card and driver’s license).
  2. Apply online at You’ll need a PIN, which you can get before or while you complete the form, to sign your online FAFSA. Apply here to get your PIN.

To Get Help
Brown College's financial aid representatives are available to assist you if you have any questions about the financial aid process.

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.