Rental Payments

Looking for University housing? The University Housing Office can help you identify available rentals and develop a rental agreement. With that in place, the Rent Department manages your security deposit and collects your monthly rental payments.

Rental Amounts and Due Date

  • Amount: Your monthly rent amount is stated on your rental agreement. 

  • Due Date: The monthly amount is due on the first day of each month. 

  • Contact: If you have questions about your monthly rental payment, contact the Rent Department (609-258-5266).


Electronic Payments for Security Deposits Only

View instructions for making a security deposit payment electronically via ACH – Automated Clearing House. To ensure proper recording of the transaction, please request the sending institution provide your PUID and name in the reference field of the transfer. We encourage all tenants to make their security deposit payments electronically.

Electronic Payments for Monthly Rent Only

Rental agreements are paid at the end of each month via payroll deduction, if available. If you are not receiving a paycheck from the University, or if your paycheck does not fully cover the cost of rent, email [email protected] to change your payment method to a monthly billing statement. A bill for the cost of rent will be sent from the University’s billing service provider, ECSI. Your bill will include remittance instructions and details regarding how to access your online billing account, should you prefer to make automatic payments from your checking or savings account.

Alternatively, view instructions on how to submit your regular monthly payment electronically (ACH - Automated Clearing House) through your bank account. To ensure proper recording of your payment, please request that the sending institution provide your PUID and name in the reference field of the transfer.

Non-Electronic Payments for Monthly Rent and Security Deposits

Payments for security deposits and rent can also be made by check, cash or money order. Please make your check or money order payable to Princeton University and mail to: Princeton University Rent Department 701 Carnegie Center, Suite 435, Princeton, NJ 08540. You may also drop off your payment (check, cash or money order) at the Financial Service Center located on the 7th floor of the New South Building. Please note that cash payments are only accepted at the New South location. Credit/Debit card payments are not accepted as per University policy.