Nondegree Students

Nondegree students at Princeton play 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.

Fees, Benefits & Funding Eligibility

NONDEGREE STATUS FEES, BENEFITS & FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRCs)

Fees:

Benefits: 

  • Student health insurance
  • On-campus health care
  • Network and library privileges
  • Not guaranteed on-campus housing, see Apply for Housing

Funding Eligibility:

  • Eligible to hold an Assistantship in Research (AR)
  • Not eligible to be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI)
  • Not eligible for on-campus hourly employment

Trailing Nondegree Students

Fees:

Benefits: 

  • Student health insurance
  • On-campus health care
  • Network and library privileges
  • Not guaranteed on-campus housing, see Apply for Housing

Funding Eligibility:

  • Eligible to hold an Assistantship in Research (AR)
  • Not eligible to be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI)
  • Not eligible for on-campus hourly employment

Visiting Students

Fees:

Benefits: 

  • Student health insurance
  • On-campus health care
  • Network and library privileges
  • Not guaranteed on-campus housing, see Apply for Housing

Funding Eligibility:

  • Eligible to hold an Assistantship in Research (AR)
  • Not eligible to be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI)
  • Not eligible for on-campus hourly employment

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) or hold on-campus hourly employment.

Qualifying Students

Fees:

Benefits: 

  • Student health insurance
  • On-campus health care
  • Network and library privileges
  • Not guaranteed on-campus housing, see Apply for Housing

Funding Eligibility:

  • Not ordinarily eligible for University or Graduate School financial support
  • Not eligible to be appointed as an Assistant in Instruction (AI)
  • Not eligible for on-campus hourly employment

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.

 

Estimated Monthly Expenses

Below is a breakdown of estimated monthly expenses.

Federal visa regulations require international students to document sufficient funds for their expenses and fees in order for the Davis International Center to issue a I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students.

Although you are required to document sufficient funds for tuition, fees and estimated living expenses which include housing, housing is NOT guaranteed. Learn about alternative housing options.

MONTHLY LIVING EXPENSES

2023-2024

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

Considerations for International Students