Tips for Submitting the Online Application

You may save your data and return to the application as many times as you wish before submitting; we will provide confirmation after we receive your application. After you submit your application, you may continue to view it on the Web, but any new information must be uploaded or sent by letter, fax or email.

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

  • Parents' 2015 tax return — form 1040/1040A/1040EZ plus schedules and all W-2 statements
  • Parents' 2015 untaxed income — contributions to tax-deferred savings plans, VA benefits and housing allowances
  • 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 2015 income and assets — wages from employment, interest and dividends, untaxed benefits, savings, investments, trusts and Uniform Gifts to Minors
  • Family's current expenses — school and college costs for siblings, unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, education loan payments and other out-of-the-ordinary expenses

Submit tax documents

  • You may upload your 2015 tax documents in .pdf format directly to your application; remember to include W-2 statements
  • 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 2015 tax information into your FAFSA
  • Use Princeton's institution code, 002627, to send the FAFSA to us