I am a rising senior who is considering applying to Brown. Financial aid is a huge concern for my family, so I ran its net price calculator just now and I’m quite confused about what I got. The calculator gave me the estimated cost of attendance, estimated grant/gift aid, and then estimated self help. However, there was still a “remaining cost.” What exactly does that mean? Is it unmet need? Because I thought Brown met 100% demonstrated need. I don’t understand how I would be expected to pay that “remaining cost.” My family earns way less than 60K so according to Brown there should be no expected family contribution or loans required to pay for my education if I am able to get accepted.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’m talking about: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mab35sbgs8cbujv/brown.PNG?dl=0
Thank you so much in advance!