Key Program Dates

Class of 2019, beginning September 2017

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Program Enrollment Information

The comprehensive tuition covers the academic program and related fees. It does not include travel, room and board for the residential sessions at Brown University, books and materials that may be required for courses, or health insurance premium. Health insurance with a US carrier is required for all Brown students while on campus; students without coverage may purchase insurance from the university. Additional information and forms will be provided at a later date.

The majority of students enrolled in this program are self-supported. Graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program (including Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans). The university offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows billed costs to be spread out over time.

Billing Dates

A non-refundable $1,500 program deposit is due within 15 days of notification of acceptance and will be credited to program fee payment.

First Payment Billing: August 1, 2017 Due: September 1, 2017 $21,300
Second Payment Billing: December 1, 2017 Due: January 1, 2018 $21,300
Third Payment Billing: April 1, 2018 Due: May 1, 2018 $21,300
Fourth Payment Billing: August 1, 2018 Due: September 1, 2018 $21,300

Before the program starts, students have access to the online program orientation to become familiar with online learning, to get acquainted with their peers, and to prepare for the program with recommended readings.

Students work individually and collaboratively on one course at a time. Each course begins and ends in a face-to-face session, so students fully engage with their peers and faculty in the residential sessions and continuously online. Online learning is asynchronous. Students and faculty log in regularly for meaningful interaction and do so at times that are most convenient for them.

The Critical Challenge Project runs for the duration of the program and is integrated into every course. Students complete the program in 16 months, and return to Brown in May to receive their degree at the university graduation ceremony.

Additional Student Information

Paying for your education

The majority of students enrolled in this program are self-supported and/or supported in part by their employers. The University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows billed costs to be spread out over time. Students entering the program may be eligible for federal loans or veteran’s programs and can receive information and assistance from the Financial Aid Office at Brown University.

For specific Brown University policies relating to late fees, refund policies, readmission fees, and more, please visit Brown’s policy and tuition fees pages.

Limited scholarship support may be awarded to select candidates who have a record of outstanding achievements and demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to peer-to-peer learning that is valued so highly in the program. Candidates from the government and public sector are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship committee will consider scholarship applications from candidates who are admitted to the program, complete a scholarship form, and provide documentation regarding their financial circumstances. For information about scholarships, contact a program representative at ExecMasters@brown.edu or call 401-863-2700.

Third Party Billing Authorization

For the Executive Master’s programs, Brown accepts employer vouchers that are not contingent upon receipt of grades. Students whose employers or sponsors reimburse them for tuition and fees after receipt of grades must pay in full upon receipt of the Student Account Statement to avoid interest, late fees, and/or cancellation of registration. Under all circumstances, the charges for tuition and fees remain the responsibility of the student. If you are using this option, you will have to submit the Third Party Billing Authorization Form. For more information on third party billing, please contact the Bursar’s Office at Bursar@brown.edu or 401-863-2484.

Online Learning Technology

Each course within the program will be conducted either online or on-campus. To ensure you have the proper hardware and browsers to participate online, please review these Online Learning Technical Requirements.

To learn more about the concept and benefits of this learning format, we invite you to visit Blended Learning at Brown.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to read and abide by the policies in the Brown University Academic and Student Conduct Code.

Change of Enrollment Status

Refund Policy*

Students who withdraw or change their enrollment status at the university during or at the end of a term are not charged for the subsequent terms.

Students who withdraw from the university (except under conditions noted below) or change their enrollment status during the first five weeks of the term are eligible for tuition payment refunds according to the following schedule:

Week of Withdrawal Refund Percentage
First two weeks 80%
Third week 60%
Fourth week 40%
Fifth week 20%

When no refund is made, tuition units paid are credited toward the total tuition required for the degree, and the number of terms to which the student is entitled for full-time enrollment is appropriately reduced.

Students who are suspended or dismissed or withdraw when under investigation for misconduct are not eligible for a tuition refund for the term in which the suspension, dismissal or withdrawal occurs.

U.S. Federal loan recipients are also bound by the Federal refund policy for loan funds. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details.

*Exception: Student accounts financed by the Installment Payment Plan (IPP) are not eligible for a refund until all obligations to the IPP and the University account have been met. Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for more information regarding Installment Payment Plans (IPP).

Readmission
Students on leave seeking to return to active status in their program must pay a readmission fee of 3.125% of the annual tuition, in addition to the tuition charge appropriate for their status in the program. The fee may be waived for students who leave the program for extraordinary circumstances and choose to re-enroll.