Important Alerts

Financial Aid FAQ (Spring 2021)

Following the University's announcement of its plan for spring 2021, 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 (if you are an applicant to the class of 2025) or (if you are a currently enrolled student).

Parent Loans

Parents have two options for financing college costs.

2020–21 Academic Year

Loan Type


Interest Rate


Borrowing Limit

Repayment Period

Princeton Parent Loan

University parent loan
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3.99% fixed or 1.7% variable


Parent Contribution

Begins during enrollment – maximum 14-year repayment term

Direct PLUS Loan

Federal parent loan
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5.30% fixed 4.236% origination fee Cost of education minus student aid

Begins during enrollment – maximum 10-year repayment term

Princeton Parent Loan Program (PPL)

This University program offers parents who qualify the opportunity to borrow their share of Princeton's costs. A review of creditworthiness is required, and both aid and non-aid families may apply. Parent applicants may choose between a fixed or variable rate on the Princeton Parent Loan. Additional details may be found online here.

Direct PLUS Loan for Parents

The Direct PLUS program is another option for both aid and non-aid families to finance the parental share of Princeton's costs. The PLUS loan is credit-based. Additional details may be found online at