Finances

When students take time away from Princeton, they and their families often have questions and concerns about financial issues. We know that these issues may be at the top of your mind as you consider taking a leave and/or prepare to return. Our goal is to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to feel empowered to make these decisions and that all of your questions are answered.

The residential college deans are happy to talk with students about financial issues. However, generally, the best place to get answers about specific concerns or questions and to discuss your individual aid package is the Office of Financial Aid.  Maureen Ciambrello in Student Accounts is also very helpful for questions around billing and refunds. 

One important thing to know is that, for all leaves except disciplinary separations, students retain eligibility for financial aid; tuition is also pro-rated depending when you take your leave. 

If you are interested in taking courses for Princeton transfer credit at other institutions during your time away, you may be eligible for a loan to cover the cost of the course. For information, make sure to contact the Office of Financial Aid to ask about a loan before you take a leave.