Important Alerts

Financial Aid FAQ (Spring 2021)

Following the University's announcement of its plan for spring 2021, the Financial Aid Office has prepared a resource that answers common questions about the financial aid, billing, and student employment implications of the plan. Please view this resource to learn more.

Financial Aid Mail Processing

The Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment (UFA) is currently unable to send or receive U.S. mail. To update your financial aid application, please upload materials to your secure financial aid portal; secure fax to our office at 609-258-0336; or email to pfaa@princeton.edu (if you are an applicant to the class of 2025) or faoffice@princeton.edu (if you are a currently enrolled student).

Federal Work-Study: Information for Employers

Federal Work-Study subsidizes wages for eligible students employed by the University.  Supervisors may hire FWS-eligible students in TimesheetX and FWS student wages will be paid from the University's central FWS account.

As a reminder, all student jobs (including FWS positions) must be registered in the JobX portal.

The Federal Work-Study Award Year

The 2021-22 Federal Work-Study Award Year is as follows:

  • Beginning of FWS Year:     August 23, 2021
  • End of FWS Year:                May 15, 2022 

 

Hiring Tips and Award Limits

Federal Work-Study students are limited to earning the amount reflected in their financial aid award.   TimesheetX will alert students and supervisors who approach their earnings limit and the Student Employment Office will work with students to increase the FWS award when possible. 

If a student fully expends their FWS award and our office is unable to increase it, we will notify both the student and employing department.  The  department must then decide whether to rehire the student (paying them from departmental funds), or to terminate the position.

If you have questions about a student’s Work-Study eligibility, please reach out to the Student Employment team via phone or email.