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Who Qualifies for Aid?

Applicants receive aid based on their families’ financial need. We do not use income cutoffs when determining whether to award aid.  Any student whose family feels unable to afford the full cost of attendance is encouraged to apply for aid.

The following table will give you an idea of how students qualified for aid in the Class of 2017:


How the Aid Program Works

Students submit their family's information on the Princeton Financial Aid Application.  Every student application is reviewed individually and many financial factors, not only income, are considered.  The chart above shows the average grant awarded by income range.  However, families within each income bracket qualify for a range of grant amounts based on variables such as family size, number of students in college, family assets, and other circumstances.

Use the Princeton Financial Aid Estimator for an indication of how much aid you may be eligible to receive.