The Princeton University financial aid budget for all juniors and seniors includes an increased board allowance. If you join an eating club, this higher board allowance should make it easier to afford a club meal plan.
If you receive financial aid, your grant aid will be credited to your Princeton bill, reducing the amount you owe the University for tuition, room, and other fees. If you join a club, you will likely see no board charge from Princeton on your student bill. Because your University bill is likely to be lower that it was for the sophomore year, it should be easier for you or your family to afford an eating club.
$200 rebate for sophomores who join an eating club:
All sophomores who join an eating club before February 21, 2020 will receive a $200 rebate on an unlimited dining plan contract. This rebate is automatic and does not require students to take any additional actions.
- Students must have an unlimited dining plan contract to receive a rebate.
- For students with outstanding payment owed to the University, this rebate will reduce that amount by $200.
- Students who have satisfied all charges from the University will see a credit balance, and they can direct any part of that balance to an eating club directly or request a credit release directly to themselves (via direct deposit, if possible, or check).
- Students enrolled in an installment plan will see the rebate through a reduction in their monthly installments.
For more information, visit Princeton University’s webpage on Junior/Senior Dining Options.
Princeton Eating Clubs also have their own financial aid policies. Learn more here about club fees and financial aid provided by the clubs.