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).

The Student Budget

The student budget is the total cost to attend Princeton for one academic year. For the 2020-21 academic year, there are two student budgets.

Fall 2020 Cost of Attendance

Fall 2020 Cost of Attendance
  At Home Off Campus
Tuition 24,251 24,251
Living Expenses 2,969 5,941
Books and Personal Expenses 2,200 2,200

Included in the books and personal expenses estimate are charges for class dues and a one-time transcript fee.

All students will be charged the same rate for tuition.

Students who live and learn from their permanent residence will be packaged with the at home cost of attendance, which includes an estimateof $2,969 for living expenses and $2,200 for books and personal expenses. The books and personal expense estimate is increased by $450 for internet access. The at home basic budget is $29,420.

Students who rent an alternate residence and request an off campus budget will have a $5,941 living expense allowance and a $2,200 books and personal expense allowance. The off campus basic budget is $32,392. A lease, sublease, or Airbnb (or other third-party service) contract is required to request an off campus budget. The cost of travel will be reviewed individually.

Students who are not covered by a family health insurance policy must enroll in the Student Health Plan, which is estimated to cost $2,580 for students who are new to the plan. Financial aid is available for students who do not have comparable health insurance coverage.

Estimated Spring 2021 Cost of Attendance

Estimated Spring 2021 Cost of Attendance
  At Home Off Campus
Tuition 24,251 24,251
Living Expenses 2,969 5,941
Books and Personal Expenses 2,200 2,200

No final determination has been made regarding the spring 2021 semester campus operations.