Princeton considers U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike in the admission and financial process. In fact, Princeton is one of only a few schools in the country that does not limit financial aid for international undergraduates, treating international and U.S. students the same in the financial aid process.
Princeton remains firmly committed to admitting the most highly qualified students who apply without regard for their financial circumstances, a commitment that has placed us in the vanguard of peer institutions in making financial aid such a high priority. As a result of our policies, we have been able to substantially increase the diversity of our student body.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Complete the Princeton Financial Aid Application
The Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA) is free and easy to use for both U.S. and international applicants.
After you submit the admission application you will be emailed instructions to create your Princeton Applicant Portal account, which you will use to complete the PFAA.
We recommend you read the instructions for applying for financial aid and review our tips for submitting the online application.
Upload a copy of your parents' tax return and W-2 statements
Once you submit the PFAA, you'll be able to upload tax documents. The required document can be uploaded one time in the appropriate document type field. If needed, you can use the "other" field for an additional upload.
The tax return upload should include the first two pages of the federal income tax return, all schedules, and W-2 statements.
If your parent(s) do not file a U.S. tax return, audit the additional aid application requirements to determine which documents to upload.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are required to submit a FAFSA as part of your aid application.
Make sure to include Princeton's Federal School Code, 002627, on the form to ensure we receive your completed FAFSA.
Submit non-custodial parent information
If your parents are divorced, separated or unmarried and living in separate households, and your custodial parent is not (re)married, you are required to complete the Non-custodial Parent Form or Non-custodial Parent Waiver Request Form in order to be taken into consideration for a need-based grant at Princeton.
For more details, including copies of the forms, examine the additional aid application requirements.