Fees and Charges
Tuition Fees and Other Charges. The cost of tuition and the mandatory SHP fee for 2009–10 is $36,610. The tuition charge covers all instructional services, 12-month use of the libraries, laboratory facilities, the gymnasiums, and University Health Services including the Counseling Center. The required SHP fee of $1,270 covers the student for 12 months.
University tuition and SHP fee bills are mailed monthly beginning in October. When a student receives less than full-fellowship support, the amount owed for tuition and the SHP fee is ordinarily deducted through the Payroll Office from the monthly paid fellowship, research and teaching assistantship stipends. University room, dining services, and incidental charges are also deducted from monthly stipends over a nine-month payment period. If the stipend deductions do not satisfy the amount due, the student is billed the remaining balance. These payments must be received within 10 days of the billing date. Remittance should be made by check, payable to Princeton University, and sent to the post office box address found on the bill. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.
Failure to make prompt and suitable arrangements to pay bills may result in the student’s loss of good standing. Students not in good standing are not permitted to take the general examination or the final public oral examination, nor are they permitted to be on leave. They are not eligible to continue their studies into the next term, be reenrolled the following year, be given a transcript of their academic work, or continue receiving any University financial support.
If a student withdraws or goes on on-leave status during a term, the tuition and SHP fee are charged on a prorated monthly basis. A student taking in-absentia status is charged a reduced tuition and SHP fee of $3,950 for 2009-10.
Documents and Ph.D. Degree Fees. A documents fee of $75 is billed to all newly registered graduate students. This charge covers the degree fee for final master’s degrees and the incidental Master of Arts degree for continuing Ph.D. students, as well as the production of official University transcripts requested by graduate students.
Doctoral students are charged an additional fee of $70, payable to Princeton University at the time that they turn in the final bound copies of their dissertation to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, to help defray the costs of disseminating dissertations and for a University diploma. The fee for copyright resgistration, if desired, is an additional $65.