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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.

The Student Budget

The student budget is the total cost to attend Princeton for one academic year. 

The student budget (also referred to as the cost of attendance) includes direct costs, which are billed by the University, and indirect costs, which are part of the overall cost of attending Princeton, but are not directly charged on the student bill.

Direct costs include tuition, fees, room and board. Indirect costs include books, personal items, and a travel allowance for students who reside more than 200 miles from the University.

Estimated standard student budgets for the 2020–21 academic year:

  First-Year/Sophomore Junior/Senior
Tuition $54,070 $54,070
Room $10.520 $10,520
Board $7,360 $9,550
Residential College Fee $970 N/A
Books and Personal $3,500 $3,500
Total $76,420 $77,640