Access and Affordability

1vyG Event, with Khristina Gonzalez

Venture Forward: Access and Affordability

To a day when Princeton can offer a transformative educational experience to a greater number of talented students, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

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Opportunity and Inclusivity

From trailblazing research to wide-ranging support programs, Princeton faculty, students, staff and alumni are working across disciplines to address inequities of access, socioeconomic status, social justice and government policy.

“By inviting more students from a variety of backgrounds to attend and contribute, we are not only building a better University community, we’re helping create a better world.”

— Mellody Hobson ’91
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Did You Know?

100% of the demonstrated financial need of every student is met by grants.

83% of recent seniors graduated with no debt.
For seniors who borrowed, the average total indebtedness at graduation was $9,600.

Admission is need-blind for all applicants, including international students

Graduate fellowships help Princeton’s Graduate School attract the most promising emerging scholars.
Ph.D. students are guaranteed funding typically for five years.

Access and Success

Princeton is committed to providing all students, including those from first-generation, lower-income and underrepresented backgrounds, with the mentorship, academic enrichment and community that they need to thrive at Princeton.

Kelton Chastulik '21

First-gen alumnus Kelton Chastulik ’21 paves path for others

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Princeton joins national celebration of first-generation college students

Native at Princeton

New Indigenous initiatives ushered in at Princeton

Jennifer Morton '02

Jennifer Morton ’02 talks about how colleges can support first-generation students

Mellody Hobson at Alumni Day

Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 names new residential college

FLi students smiling and holding signs

First-generation, lower-income alumni raise awareness during FLi is Fly Week