What You Should Know
Your University bill reflects charges for tuition and fees and credits for support or grants, as well as incidental purchases made on campus. Bills will be sent to your Princeton.edu email address on the first of the month. The due date and payment instructions will appear on your bill.
Viewing Your Bill
Using TigerPay, Princeton's electronic student billing system, you and those you authorize, can view up-to-date activity and pay fees and expenses charged to your student account.
You must enter authorized parties, such as parents, guardians or others, in TigerPay to allow them to view your bill and account activity or to make electronic payments. The Student Accounts staff cannot do this on your behalf.
Paying Your Bill
Payments can be made electronically, by check, or by wire. The University does not accept credit card payments or post-dated checks.
TigerPay: Electronic Payment
Many students and parents choose to pay the student bill using TigerPay, Princeton’s electronic billing system. TigerPay is used to pay for fees and expenses for those paying on a semester basis. The system can also be used to pay for monthly incidental charges for all students and families.
To use the system, see:
While we encourage you to make electronic payments, paper checks are still accepted. Detailed remittance instructions will be provided on your billing statements. Checks should be made payable to Princeton University and drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. Please note if you send a check using an international bank a processing fee may be assessed to your student account.
To expedite the paper check payment process, please be sure to include the remittance portion of your bill with your check and enter the student’s account number on the memo section of the check.
Through an arrangement with Western Union Business Solutions, Princeton University now provides international students with an alternative method of paying student account bills. This payment method allows you to pay your bill in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically. The service offers favorable exchange rates compared to most banks and no transaction charges are added by Western Union or Princeton University. Since the transfer is initiated locally, you may experience a reduced bank fee compared to a traditional international wire payment. Payments can be made by students, parents, sponsors, and others.
While you will be asked to enter the US Dollar amount you wish to pay, your actual payment amount should be made using your home currency. Western Union will handle the conversion and will pay Princeton University in US Dollars. If you elect to pay in US Dollars from your home country, please note that Western Union will charge a $20.00 handling fee for converting USD to US Dollars. There is no fee for converting foreign currency-to- US Dollars.
Click the appropriate link below make your payment or to obtain an exchange quote in your local currency. Your exchange quote is valid for 72-hours:
Reference the International Payment Pamphlet for more information and to learn about the steps to making your international payment. To pay your account in Chinese Yuan, please reference the CNY Payments Guide.
If you would like to wire your payment, contact student accounts, or call (609) 258-6378.
Questions? Contact student Accounts at (609) 258-6378, fax (609) 258-1147, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.