Parent Loans

Parents have two options for financing college costs.

2024–25 Academic Year

Loan Type


Interest Rate


Borrowing Limit

Repayment Period

Princeton Parent Loan

University parent loan
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6.81% fixed

TBD variable


Parent Contribution

Begins during enrollment – maximum 14-year repayment term

Direct PLUS Loan

Federal parent loan
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9.08% fixed 4.228%  origination fee Cost of education minus student aid

Begins during enrollment – maximum 10-year repayment term

Princeton Parent Loan Program (PPL)

This University program offers parents who qualify the opportunity to borrow their share of Princeton's costs. A review of creditworthiness is required, and both aid and non-aid families may apply. Parent applicants may choose between a fixed or variable rate on the Princeton Parent Loan. Additional details may be found online on the Princeton Parent Loan website.

Direct PLUS Loan for Parents

The Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is another option for both aid and non-aid families to finance the parental share of Princeton's costs. The PLUS loan is credit-based. Additional details may be found online at