Important Alerts

Financial Aid FAQ (Fall 2020)

Following the University's announcement of its plan for fall 2020, the Financial Aid Office has prepared a resource that answers common questions about the financial aid, billing, and student employment implications of the plan. Please view this resource to learn more.

Financial Aid Mail Processing

The Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment (UFA) is currently unable to send or receive U.S. mail. To update your financial aid application, please upload materials to your secure financial aid portal; secure fax to our office at 609-258-0336; or email to pfaa@princeton.edu (if you are a member of the class of 2024) or faoffice@princeton.edu (if you are a currently enrolled student).

Tips for Submitting the Online Application

You may save your data and return to the application as many times as you wish before submitting; we will provide confirmation after we receive your application. After you submit your application, you may continue to view it on the Web, but any new information must be uploaded or sent by letter, fax or email.

When entering income, assets and expenses, have the following information available:

  • Parents' 2018 tax return — form 1040 plus schedules and all W-2 statements
  • Parents' 2018 untaxed income — contributions to tax-deferred savings plans, VA benefits and housing allowances
  • Current value of parents' assets — savings, investments, total value of 529 college savings and/or prepaid tuition plans, real estate/business/farm equity, the family home and retirement funds
  • Student's 2018 income and current assets — wages from employment, interest and dividends, untaxed benefits, savings, investments, trusts and Uniform Gifts to Minors
  • Family's current expenses — school and college costs for siblings, unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, education loan payments and other out-of-the-ordinary expenses

Submit tax documents

  • You may upload your 2018 tax documents in .pdf format directly to your application; remember to include W-2 statements
  • Combine multiple .pdf documents into one file before uploading
  • Non-custodial forms and tax documents may also be faxed or mailed to our office

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Remember your FSA ID and keep it in a safe place
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2018 tax information into your FAFSA
  • Use Princeton's institution code, 002627, to send the FAFSA to us