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We believe that the most qualified students should be able to attend Princeton Day School, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. To achieve this goal PDS is committed to a generous financial aid program at all grade levels.

By The Numbers

  • $5.5 million in financial aid is awarded annually
  • Approximately 24% of the student body receives financial aid
  • All financial aid is based on demonstrated need
  • Grants range from $3,000 to nearly full tuition plus fees
  • The average award is $22,300
  • All families contribute some portion of tuition
  • Financial aid requests have no impact on admission decisions

Applying for Financial Aid

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Princeton Day School uses School and Student Services (SSS) which has recently partnered with Tuition Aid Data Service’s (TADS) Financial Aid Application to determine a family’s eligibility for aid and to calculate the resulting award. Our financial application will be open in November. As part of the application process, families are required to submit their Federal Income Tax Form 1040.

It is imperative that families complete the SSS application for financial aid as thoroughly and thoughtfully as possible. The School awards aid based on the information supplied by each family and assumes its accuracy.

Divorced or separated parents should complete a separate SSS application. Any stepparents should be included.
Single parents are asked to do everything possible to have the non-custodial parent complete an SSS application, as our policy dictates. If the non-custodial parent refuses, the custodial parent should complete a Second Parent Waiver Request (pdf linked). This form should be sent to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Julie Cucchi, at jcucchi@pds.org

Current families interested in applying for aid for the first time are asked to contact the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Julie Cucchi, at jcucchi@pds.org. 

Getting Started

Please refer to the following guides to help you get started. If you have questions, please contact SSS directly at (800) 344-8328 or sss@communitybrands.com. 

Family Guide to Financial Aid (English)

Family Guide to Financial Aid (Spanish)

How to Apply (English) 

How to Apply (Spanish)