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).

Estimate Your Fall 2020 Bill

Now that you have your finanical aid award you can estimate your Princeton bill by using the general guidelines below.

In this extraordinary year, there is one primary residential option. Due to the recent announcement about the fall semester, the financial aid office packaged students using an at home budget, which includes the reduced tuition rate and allowances for estimated living expenses. This change did not affect how the parent contribution was calculated, and the student contribution has been waived and replaced with grant aid (which is already included in your aid award).

To calculate your estimated fall 2020 bill, begin with the estimated charges, then subtract the grant aid indicated in your aid award:

Tuition $24,251
less Grant Aid -
Amount due to Princeton (or refundable credit, if negative) =

Your expected family contribution should cover your amount due to Princeton, plus your at home living expenses. If you have a credit available, you may request a refund in TigerHub.

Note that your bill will also be charged for the Student Health Plan if you have not waived out of the Plan. If you certify in the MyUHS portal that you do not have comparable health insurance coverage, you will receive additional aid to cover the charge.

If you cannot live and learn at home, you might wish to secure an alternative residence for the semester. If you submit a lease in accordance with question 2 in the Financial Aid FAQ, you will be packaged with the off campus budget. If you have been packaged with the at home budget and would like to estimate what your bill might look like if you were packaged with the off campus budget, do the following:

Tuition $24,251
less Grant Aid -
less Off Campus Differential -2,972
Amount due to Princeton (or refundable credit, if negative) =