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Princeton University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,170 tuition
$13,080 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$54,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,170 tuition
$13,080 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like Princeton University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$32,717 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
60% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($5,809 avg)
1% get state aid ($7,484 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($32,717 avg)
9% get loans ($4,262 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.12% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.12% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $34,199 60%
Federal Grant Aid $5,809 14%
Pell Grants $4,239 14%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 5%
Institution Grant Aid $32,717 60%
State Grant Aid $7,484 1%
Student Loans $4,262 9%
Federal Loans $4,364 4%
Other Loans $3,326 6%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Princeton University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Undergraduate Financial Aid Office - P.O. Box 591
Princeton, NJ 08542-0591
(609) 258-3330


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Mandy from Whitestone, NY
  • Apr-19-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Princeton offers great financial aid that should make the tuition affordable to the students.

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  • 5
  • Tim from Singapore
  • Apr-06-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It may be expensive, but you are meeting the world's best professors and most talented students in Princeton.

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  • 5
  • Michael from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun-18-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Had it not been for Princeton's absolutely amazing financial aid program, I probably wouldn't have even dreamed of coming here. It's one of the best, if not THE best, in the nation, featuring no-loan aid packages for everyone. Not only do you receive debt-free grant money, but you also can rely on its great flexibility in best serving the needs of everyone. If you get in, seriously consider studying at Princeton. No matter what your situation, the university will make sure it's affordable. Whatever you will end up paying, be assured that Princeton is truly worth every cent.

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  • 5
  • Jason from California
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Princeton's financial aid program is amongst the best in the nation and graduates are known for their high starting and mid-career salaries. If one is looking from a pure economic standpoint, Princeton is the best value.

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  • 5
  • A Midwestern Boy
  • Dec-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Financial aid here is really good. I am paying essentially nothing for the privilege of attending this wonderful university.

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