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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 faoffice@princeton.edu.

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

Summer Savings Replacement

We expect that students will work over the summer and use earnings to help cover expenses like travel, books and personal items. Your financial aid award details the amount you are expected to save over the summer. Please note, we do NOT send you a bill for the summer savings amount.

If you are unable to meet your summer savings expectation, please contact our office and make an appointment to request a summer savings replacement.  

Before your appointment, we will ask you to complete a Summer Savings Replacement Form. In your appointment, we’ll review the form and replace half of any summer savings deficit with additional grant aid. We can offer a subsidized student loan or additional campus job allowance to replace the second half of your summer savings deficit.

This policy provides flexibility in pursuing a variety of summer enrichment options including jobs and internships, service projects and academic research.