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What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Princeton Bill

Princeton is an Ivy League university. Students attending the college can manage educational costs and bills through the TigerPay system. Students or parents must register for access to the TigerPay system to view bills online and make payments to Princeton. Princeton does not take credit card payments online and all checks are processed immediately; past-dated checks are not accepted.

How to Pay the Bill

Pay online: TigerPay is a simple means of paying for student fees, tuition, room, board and other expenses. After enrolling in the TigerPay system, you can pay your Princeton bill online at In addition to regular education costs, payments for incidental costs can also be applied to the student account through TigerPay.

Pay by check: Princeton bill pay accepts paper checks, but the university prefers electronic payments. The billing statement outlines details for paying by check. All personal check payments must be made out to Princeton University. Checks are accepted in United States dollars drawn from a United States bank. International checks are not accepted.

Pay by wire: Not all payments originate from the United States. If payment must be made from outside the United States, the payment must be reported to the student account office by emailing studacct (at) Princeton (dot) edu.

Questions About Your Billing Statement or Account?

Fees associated with Tigerpay from Princeton are explained in the Frequently Asked Questions for Parents. Only general information is listed. Detailed fee schedules are available from the financial department at 1-609-258-3080. You may be asked for the Princeton student ID before questions are answered.

How the Penalty Fees Work

Student fees are added to the total amount due each term. Students pay fees for access to athletic events, science labs and activities. Based on the class schedule, other fees may apply. Fees are part of the cost of education so students are expected to pay fees in full along with tuition, room and board.

  • Late payment fee: Charged at 5% per annum. If you don’t make payment or payment arrangements by the due date, the late fee is added to your account.
  • Returned payment fee: $25 per returned payment. If the payment is international, the fee may be different.

I Can’t Make a Payment

Princeton offers a monthly payment plan for students and parents trying to budget education costs. The payment plan breaks the cost of one year into 12 payments. For more information on the Princeton payment plan, contact 1-609-258-6378.

Financial aid, student loans, grants and work study programs are available to reduce the impact of education costs on parents and families. Before inquiring about financial aid, Princeton requires all students fill out the FAFSA.

Will They Work With Me to Pay My Bill?

Princeton will work with students to make college expenses more affordable. The 12-month payment plan is common among universities and often the plan amount changes based on work study money and scholarships earned throughout the year. Contact the financial aid office at 1-609-258-3080.

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