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.
2016-17 academic year
Find out the amount of financial aid you may be eligible to receive by using the Princeton financial aid estimator.