Nondegree students at Princeton receive many of the same benefits as our degree-seeking students while playing a vital role in contributing to the intellectual texture of the University. What follows is a summary of financial considerations relative to one’s time here. Visit the Admission section for complete nondegree program details. Estimated Monthly Fees & Expenses Below is a monthly breakdown of expenses which need to be documented in order for the Davis International Center to issue a I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students. Enrollment fees and estimated cost are noted for the academic year beginning in August. Fees for the next academic year will be announced in April. Although you are required to document enough funds for estimated living expenses, housing is NOT guaranteed. Learn about alternative housing options. MONTHLY COSTS & FEES 2023-2024 Enrollment and Required Health Care Fees (per month) - VSRC ONLY $755 Living Expenses (student alone per month) $3,050 Living Expenses (spouse per month, if applicable) $1,318 Living Expenses (first child per month, if applicable) $1,183 Living Expenses (each additional child per month, if applicable) $523 Student Benefits Many nondegree students receive access to a number of the same benefits as regular graduate students at the University. Student health insurance On-campus health care Network and library privileges Assistance from a number of offices, including the Graduate School, the Davis International Center, and campus and off-campus housing offices The following chart outlines exceptions of which to be aware. NONDEGREE STATUS FEES & PRIVILEGES Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRCs) A monthly VSRC enrollment fee provides: Assistantship in Research eligibility Student Benefits outlined above Note: A Visiting Student Research Collaborator may not be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI). Trailing Nondegree Students The tuition rate provides: Assistantship in Research eligibility Student Benefits outlined above Visiting Students Full tuition & fees may be covered through sponsored funds, if applicable, and provide: Student benefits outlined above Exchange Students Tuition, fees, and benefits are subject to the terms of the exchange agreement. An exchange student is not ordinarily eligible for University financial aid or financial support and may not serve as an Assistant in Instruction (AI). Qualifying Students Full tuition & fees provide: Student benefits outlined above Note: A qualifying student is not ordinarily eligible for University or Graduate School financial support, and may not be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI). Cross-Registered Students Cross-registered students from other institutions do not receive a Princeton transcript and are not normally eligible for any other benefits reserved for students enrolled at Princeton. Continuing Education Students Continuing education students participate fully in classes and receive transcripts of grades, but receive no other benefits reserved for students enrolled at Princeton. Considerations for International Students Visa Support Nondegree international students are eligible to receive visa support from the Davis International Center. Employment Nondegree international students cannot be approved by the University to work off campus during their period of enrollment or after completion of the academic objective that associates them with Princeton University. Accordingly, nondegree international students are not eligible to apply for: Curricular Practical Training (F-1 students) Optional Practical Training (F-1 students); or Academic Training (J-1 students) Electronic Payments Princeton University contracts with Western Union to provide international students with an alternative to wire transfers. Western Union offers a competitive rate of exchange as well as the convenience of being able to make electronic payments in many international currencies through a local bank.