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).

Financial Literacy

Develop skills for life beyond Princeton.

More than ever, a basic understanding of finances is an important part of life. As our financial environments shift and you are presented with many spending, banking, and credit options, it will be important to make informed decisions.

We encourage you to visit the Financial Literacy Initiative website for the most up-to-date programming and financial resources, including the Real World Playbook.

Budgeting

A budget is how you plan to use your money. By tracking your income and expenses, you can create a simple spending and savings plan.

Credit

Credit is your standing as a borrower and is typically represented by a numerical credit score. Good borrowing habits can increase this measure and improve your ability to borrow under favorable terms.

Taxes

Are you required to file a tax return? Do you know how much income you had this year? A basic understanding of the tax code will help you in your financial planning.