Dissertation Completion Funding

Ph.D. students who have not completed their degree have the opportunity to reenroll for up to two additional years of Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status.

DCE students (in residence or in absentia) incur a DCE tuition rate that includes the mandatory Student Health Plan fee. Funding is not guaranteed in all cases. However, there are a number of options available, as outlined below. Students going into DCE status for the first time are encouraged to stay in close contact with their academic departments about financial support and timing. It is also important to fully review the Graduate School's DCE Funding Policy.

Learn more about dissertation completion enrollment in the Academics section.

Princeton Fellowships

A number of internal fellowships are available to students in dissertation completion enrollment status.

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Additional Opportunities

DCE Tuition Rate: 2023-24

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Other Considerations