Princeton's financial aid at a glance

Sept. 29, 2014 noon
Average aid package is $44,700. 95% of this ($42,600) is grant aid and 5% (2,100) is through a campus job.

Princeton University's undergraduate financial aid program ensures that any student who is accepted can afford to attend. The average aid package for a student admitted to the Class of 2018 is $44,700.

Illustrations by Micole Sharlin, Office of Communications

Princeton University's financial aid program is recognized as one of the most generous in the country, ensuring that any undergraduate student who is accepted can afford to attend. No matter what your financial circumstances, Princeton is possible.

The University's aid program provides grants, instead of loans, that do not need to be repaid.

"Princeton's financial aid program is one of the best in the country for low- and middle-income families," said Robin Moscato, director of undergraduate financial aid. "Since 2001, we have made it possible for students to graduate debt free."

Princeton's confidential Financial Aid Estimator can help families in the United States and Canada determine if they would qualify for aid and the type of award they might receive.

Financial aid facts: Princeton's financial aid program provides grants (instead of loans) that do not need to be repaid. About 60% of undergraduates receive financial aid. About 75% of students graduate debt free. In the 2013-14 academic year, the average aid grant covered 96% of tuition for undergraduates. For students admitted to the Class of 2018: The average grant covered 100% of tuition, room and board for students with annual family incomes of $60,000 or less. For students admitted to the Class of ...

To learn more, visit the undergraduate financial aid website, and view or download the brochure "Making It Possible: Financial Aid at Princeton."