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Tips for Submitting the Online Application
In order to complete the Princeton Financial Aid Application, you must first apply for admission and create your Princeton Applicant Portal account. Instructions on how to set up your Applicant Portal are sent via email within 48 hours after you submit your admission application. The same credentials will be used to access the Princeton Financial Aid Application.
Once you have access, you may save your data and return to the application as many times as you wish before submitting; we will provide confirmation after we receive your application. After you submit your application, you may continue to view it on the Web, but any new information must be uploaded or sent by letter, fax or email. We do not require nor recommend the CSS Profile for applying for aid at Princeton. If you have already listed Princeton as a Profile recipient, you may import some data from the Profile to the Princeton application. The Princeton application accommodates all applicants, including Canadian and other international students.
When entering income, assets and expenses, have the following information available:
- Parents' 2017 tax return — form 1040/1040A/1040EZ plus schedules and all W-2 statements
- Parents' 2017 untaxed income — contributions to tax-deferred savings plans, VA benefits, and housing allowances
- Current value of parents' assets — savings, investments, total value of 529 college savings, and/or prepaid tuition plans, real estate/business/farm equity, the family home and retirement funds
- Student's 2017 income and assets — wages from employment, interest and dividends and untaxed benefits, savings, investments, trusts and Uniform Gifts to Minors
- Family's 2017 expenses and anticipated 2018 expenses — school and college costs for siblings, non-reimbursed medical and dental expenses, education loan payments and other out-of-the-ordinary expenses
Submit tax documents
- You may upload your 2017 tax documents in .pdf format directly to your application; remember to include W-2 statements
- Combine multiple .pdf documents into one file before uploading
- Non-custodial forms and tax documents may also be faxed or mailed to our office
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Create your FSA ID and keep it in a safe place
- Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2017 tax information into your FAFSA
- Use Princeton's institution code, 002627, to send the FAFSA to us