U.S. Military Veterans
Princeton especially welcomes applications from individuals who have actively served in the U.S. military, confident that they bring a valuable perspective to our community of diverse students.
You apply through the same process as other prospective undergraduates, and you determine your eligibility for the transfer program or the admissions process for first-year students based on the parameters described in the Transfer Eligibility section.
To assist with the process, Princeton will waive the application fee of any candidate who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. On submitting your application, please select the “Princeton-specific fee waiver” option, and we will automatically waive your fee.
Princeton participates fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program and does not limit the number of students eligible for the program. Veteran students typically receive a combination of benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including Yellow Ribbon and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Princeton’s need-based financial aid program can supplement or even replace the use of veterans benefits toward the total cost of attendance.
Princeton is also a proud partner with Service to School (S2S), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides higher education counseling through professional advisers and peer networks at no cost to veteran applicants. We are part of a small group of institutions involved in their Service to School (S2S) VetLink initiative, launched in 2015 to connect these counselors with our admission representatives.
If you have specific questions about the application process for veterans, please contact Alex Bustin, associate dean of admission, at email@example.com.