In an article about the expansion of Princeton’s transfer program (On the Campus, June issue), a student raised the issue of additional financial assistance for transfer students. The story omitted a statement from University spokesman Michael Hotchkiss about legal limitations on Princeton’s financial assistance.
Hotchkiss said that aid “may be offered only for expenses outlined in federal regulations. The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office adheres to the regulations in calculating the cost of attendance for students during a period of enrollment, which includes room, board, and personal expenses. In keeping with the regulations, the cost of attendance is developed for an individual enrolled student. Consequently, these defined expenses exclude those incurred for spouses and, in some cases, dependents.”