Military-Connected Students

Princeton University welcomes applications from military service members, veterans and their families who are eligible for education benefits offered by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

As a community that proudly includes active duty service members, reservists, veterans, and their families in our graduate student body, Princeton is fully committed to the Principles of Excellence outlined in Executive Order 13607

Students may be eligible for a range of benefits to support graduate study at Princeton, including DoD Tuition Assistance, the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. 

Prospective Students

The Office of the Registrar facilitates the coordination of all enrollment services and serves as the university liaison to the DoD and VA for service members, veterans and their dependents.

To learn more about how to use your education benefits while a student at Princeton, please reach out to Meghan Krause on the Graduate School Finance Team. 

Find guidance to help you prepare an application for admission and learn about the eligibility for application fee waivers.

Eligible service members are directed to speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at Princeton. Service specific contact information can be found here: About (

Financial Shopping Sheet

The University strives to offer transparency about costs and the aid available to meet those costs so that students can make informed decisions on financing their graduate degree. The Financial Shopping Sheet outlines expected financial obligations associated with graduate study at Princeton as well as support options available to you. Learn more through these links on our Financial Support Model, and Funding Calendar & University Rates to assist in your planning.

Leave Policy

Service members and reservists whose program of study may be interrupted due to a service commitment are eligible to request a Leave of Absence. Further information on the Graduate School policy for Leave and Return from Leave is available here: Leave of Absence | Graduate School (

DoD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)