Tuition

Tuition rates for 2019-2020 school year

The application fee is $50. The readmission fee is $25 per semester. Both fees are non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to Princeton University.

  • Princeton area-residents (must live within commuting distance at time of application): $6,484.00
  • Princeton University employees (after 6 months of benefits eligible employment): $1,081.00
  • Full-time K-12 New Jersey teachers from an accredited school: $1,081.00
  • Princeton University employees’ spouses, same-sex domestic partners and unmarried dependent children until the end of the calendar year they attain age 23: $3,242.00
  • Retired Princeton University employees and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners: $3,242.00
  • Princeton University graduate students’ spouses or same-sex domestic partners: $3,242.00

The $6,484.00 fee is the same as the per-course tuition charged to undergraduate students at Princeton.

Cancellation Policy

Once a continuing education student has registered, there is a $50 cancellation fee prior to the first day of classes. If cancellation occurs after the first day of classes, please refer to the 'Payment of Fees and Charges" section in the Undergraduate Announcement.

     Students leaving the University within the first two weeks of classes in either term will be charged 10 percent of the tuition for the term; during the third week of classes, 20 percent; during the fourth week of classes, 30 percent; during the fifth week of classes, 40 percent; and during the sixth and seventh week of classes, 50 percent. If a student leaves after the seventh week of classes, 80 percent of the tuition for that term will be charged; after the end of week nine, the full amount for the term will be charged. 

University employees must have worked at least half-time for six months and be benefits-eligible to qualify for the reduced fee. They are encouraged to take one course per term during working hours. Employees must have the permission of their supervisors and must make up the time missed in an approved way. Employees cannot be reimbursed through the Staff Educational Assistance Plan for courses taken at the University.

Tuition Payment

Continuing Education students must pay tuition in full before registering for classes. Payment may be made by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Princeton University.

Students receiving tuition assistance through their employers must submit their applications and supporting material to Princeton University at least 4 weeks prior to the posted application deadline. If accepted into the program, you will be provided with a proof of admittance letter and a tuition form for your employer.

University employees wishing to arrange automatic payroll deductions through the Student Accounts Office (609-258-6378) must do so prior to registration. 

Financial Aid

Continuing Education students are not eligible for financial aid programs through Princeton University. Students who register for at least two courses may be eligible to apply for an educational loan through a local bank.