Cost & Aid
Our aid program is designed to encourage all qualified students — regardless of financial circumstances — to consider applying for admission to Princeton.
Reflected in Princeton’s financial aid program is our commitment to equality of opportunity. Princeton admission is need-blind — there is no disadvantage in the admission process for financial aid applicants. This ensures a continued and growing enrollment of a diverse group of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. If offered admission, Princeton will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need with a combination of grant aid and a campus job. Princeton is one of a handful of universities that applies the same policy to international students.
Princeton’s financial aid program is recognized as one of the most generous in the country. We determine a family's ability to pay using our own need formula, with fair and generous individual results. Princeton’s no-loan policy replaces student loans with grant aid that students do not pay back — this makes it possible to graduate with little to no debt.
Find out the amount of financial aid you may be eligible to receive by using the Princeton financial aid estimator.