Fall 2024 Princeton University Freshman Financial Grant (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 
Princeton University

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 1st of February, 2024

Scholarship Summary: 

If offered admission whether domestic or international, Princeton will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need with a combination of grant aid and a campus job.  Princeton’s no-loan policy replaces student loans with grant aid that students do not pay back — this makes it possible to graduate with little to no debt.

Please note; Princeton financial aid is awarded solely based on need; there are no merit scholarships.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:  
To be eligible for the Princeton Financial Aid, applicants must;
i. Be admitted for undergraduate study on a full-time basis

Value of Scholarship: 
The Princeton financial grant ranges in value from the full tuition cost to the full-ride cost over four years, depending on the demonstrated financial need. 

Princeton has in the past year, enhanced its groundbreaking financial aid program — Most families earning up to $100,000 a year will pay nothing.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
1. GAIN ADMISSION (Regular Deadline: 1 Jan, 2024): 
Instructions on how to set up your Applicant Portal are sent via email within 48 hours after you submit your admission application. The same credentials will be used to access the Princeton Financial Aid Application

You can apply for admission and create your Princeton Applicant Portal account by following the below steps;

i. A complete online application through the Common Application.
ii. The Princeton Supplement as described here
iii. Application Fee or Fee Waiver
iv. Graded Written Paper as described here

i. Transcript to be sent by your high school
ii. School report which is to be filled by your school counselor or school official
iii. Counselor Recommendation which is to be completed by your school counselor or academic adviser
iv. Two Teacher Recommendations which is to be completed by your subject teachers
v. Mid-year School Report which is to be filled by your school counselor or other school official

i. SAT or ACT tests
ii. SAT subject test (recommended but not required)
iii. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores (if English is not your native language)

Find more information on the admission requirements on the Princeton Application Checklist page.

2. COMPLETE THE FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION (Regular Deadline: 1 Feb, 2024): 
All details on completing the financial process can be found in this link.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this grant opportunity at the Princeton Financial Aid Page or the International Student Page.