Nondegree Students

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

2021-2022

2022-2023

Enrollment and Required Health Care Fees (per month) - VSRC ONLY

$695

$725

Living Expenses (student alone per month)

$2,744

$2,858

Living Expenses (spouse per month, if applicable)

$1,208

$1,245

Living Expenses (first child per month, if applicable)

$1,059

$1,082

Living Expenses (each additional child per month, if applicable)

$489

$502

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: 

  • Student benefits outlined above 

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