Tips for Submitting the Online Application

You may save your data and return to the Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA) as many times as you wish before submitting; we will provide confirmation after we receive your application. We recommend that you print your application prior to submitting. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be viewed. Any edits or new information must be uploaded or sent by letter, fax, or email.

When entering income, assets, and expenses, have the following information available:

  • Parents' 2021 tax return — signed form 1040 plus schedules, all W-2 statements, Schedule K-1s, and business returns if applicable
  • Parents' 2021 untaxed income — contributions to tax-deferred savings plans, VA benefits, housing allowances, etc.
  • Current value of parents' assets — savings, investments, total value of 529 college savings and/or prepaid tuition plans, real estate/business/farm equity, the family home, and retirement funds
  • Student's current assets — savings, investments, trusts, and Uniform Gifts to Minors
  • Family's current expenses — undergraduate college costs for siblings and unreimbursed medical and dental expenses

Submit tax documents

  • You may upload your 2021 tax documents in .pdf format directly to your application; remember to include W-2 statements, Schedule K-1s, and business returns if applicable
  • Combine multiple .pdf documents into one file before uploading
  • Non-custodial forms and tax documents may also be faxed or mailed to our office

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Remember your FSA ID and keep it in a safe place
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2021 tax information into your FAFSA
  • Use Princeton's institution code, 002627, to send the FAFSA to us