Student Aid Recipient Rights and Responsibilities

As a student you have the right to:

  • Know the types of aid programs available to you. This includes all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
  • Know what resources (parental resources, assets, etc.) were considered in the calculation of your financial need.
  • Know how much financial need is being met, as determined by Princeton University.
  • Know the deadlines for submitting applications for all available financial aid programs.
  • Request re-evaluation of your eligibility if your circumstances change.
  • ¬†Know conditions of any loan you accept (interest rates, repayment amount, length of repayment, and when repayment starts).

As a student it is your responsibility to:

  • Reapply for financial aid every year by the specified deadlines.
  • Review and understand the terms of your financial aid award annually.
  • Report all outside financial assistance or additional resources that you receive to the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid.
  • Repay any loans you receive.
  • Understand all forms/agreements you are asked to sign as you are responsible for all agreements that you sign.
  • Provide all documents requested by the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid in a timely manner to avoid a delay in processing your aid.