fbpx
 

Princeton University announced on Thursday it is expanding financial assistance to undergraduate students whose household income is less than $100,000. They will not have to pay anything to attend the university.

In the announcement, Princeton University said: 

“Most families whose annual income is less than $100,000 will pay nothing for tuition, room and board, up from the previous $65,000 annual income level. Roughly 1,500 Princeton undergraduates are expected to receive this level of aid — more than 25% of the undergraduate student body.”

Never miss Indian Country’s biggest stories and breaking news. Sign up to get our reporting sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning. 

This shift in financial assistance and policy was made to attract students from all backgrounds, including Native American students who are not able to afford the cost to attend Princeton University.

“One of Princeton’s defining values is our commitment to ensure that talented students from all backgrounds can not only afford a Princeton education but can flourish on our campus and in the world beyond it. These improvements to our aid packages, made possible by the sustained generosity of our alumni and friends, will enhance the experiences of students during their time at Princeton and their choices and impact after they graduate,” Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said.

Full details are here. President Eisgruber gives an overview of the changes in this video.

More Stories Like This

New York State Education Department Orders Schools to Lose the Native Mascots or Lose Funding
Lionel Bordeaux, Sinte Gleska University’s Long Time President, Passes
American Indian College Fund & Pendleton’s Student Blanket Contest Underway
VA Education Dept. Backtracks from Labeling Native Americans as “America’s First Immigrants”
Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills to Speak at Two Michigan Universities This Week

Do you appreciate a Native perspective on the news? 

For the past decade-plus, we’ve covered the important Indigenous stories that are often overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the toppling of colonizer statues during the racial equity protests, to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools, we have been there to provide a Native perspective and elevate Native voices.

Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation this month to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps us remain a force for change in Indian Country and continue telling the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.  Most often, our donors make a one-time gift of $25 or more, while many choose to make a recurring monthly donation of $5 or $10.  Whatever you can do, it helps fund our Indigenous-led newsroom and our ability to cover Native news. 

Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you. 

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online StaffEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Native News Online is one of the most-read publications covering Indian Country and the news that matters to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous people. Reach out to us at [email protected]