Brown University accepts payments by:
- electronic transfer (ACH) for balance payments only, through e-Bill
- wire transfer
- personal check or money order (drawn on a U.S. bank)
- credit card for application fees and deposits only (Account balances cannot be paid by credit card.)
Online Electronic Payments (ACH) – this is the preferred method for paying account balances for students with a personal U.S. checking or savings account.
ACH is accepted for student account balances only. ACH payments are made by the student or authorized user via e-Bill, at payment.brown.edu. An authorized user should be a family member and not an outside agency, as privileged student account information can be viewed within e-Bill. ACH payments can be scheduled for processing on the day of access or at a future date. Debit card numbers and corporate accounts are not acceptable for the purposes of ACH transactions. Only U.S. personal checking or savings accounts are accepted. Electronic payments will post immediately to the student’s account and may take up to 48 business hours to post in the student/family's bank account.
International Wire Transfers – International Wire Transfers via Flywire – this is the preferred method for paying account balances for students without a personal U.S. checking or savings account.
Brown University has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost-saving way for students and families to make international tuition payments. With this partnership, students and families are offered:
- favorable foreign exchange rates
- the ability to pay in their home currency (in most cases)
- savings compared to traditional banks
In addition, students and families will be able to track their payment(s) via Flywire's dashboard and will be notified via email (and/or text) when payment is received by Brown.
Flywire offers around-the-clock multilingual support, via chat, phone, and email. For more information, or to initiate a payment, please visit the website: flywire.com/pay/brown.
Check Payments - accepted, though discouraged
The University will accept personal checks and money orders for student account balances, though these payment methods are discouraged.
Due to limited staffing on campus that could cause delays in processing, you should send payment well in advance of the payment deadline if paying by check or money order. If payment is not received by the payment deadline, you will lose your place in the program. We are not able to make accommodations for delays in the mail or processing.
For these reasons, we encourage families to pay by ACH electronic payment whenever possible, especially during this time. Checks should be made payable to Brown University, include the student’s full name and Banner ID number and be sent to:
69 Brown Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02912
If you need to pay a deposit by personal check or money order, please contact us at [email protected] for instructions. Do not send a deposit payment directly to the Cashier’s Office.