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Financial Aid Operating Status

Following University guidelines, the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment is working to implement remote operation procedures. The office is currently unavailable for phone calls, but inquiries may be directed to

For questions about COVID-19-specific procedures, including move out and billing, please review the University's earlier communications to students and to parents.

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.

The more information you have, and the more you work on developing good financial habits, the better equipped you will be to make sound decisions now and after Princeton.


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 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.


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.