Financial Aid News

Early Admission Decisions Released

December 16, 2014

Stanford admits 743 early applicants to the Class of 2019.
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FAQ for Admitted Students

December 16, 2014

Here are answers to questions frequently asked by newly admitted undergraduate students.
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QuestBridge Application Requirements

October 27, 2014

QuestBridge provides admission and financial aid application requirements and deadlines for program participants who are interested in Stanford.

New Parent Loan Program

September 9, 2014

The new SoFi Parent Loan program provides a non-federal education loan option for parents of Stanford undergraduate students.

Constitution Day Lecture 2014

September 9, 2014

In recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Stanford is hosting a lecture by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Carlos Bea on the topic of "Religion in the Public Square" on September 15 at 4:30pm. See the event page for location, details, and free registration.
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August 15, 2014

Stanford families can consider utilizing an installment payment plan and a new parent loan program.
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New Financial Tools for Families

June 13, 2014

Stanford families can consider utilizing an installment payment plan and a new parent loan program.
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Installment Payment Plan

May 19, 2014

Detailed information about the new installment payment plan for undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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Finances and Your Stanford Education

April 25, 2014

Download the slides from our Admit Weekend presentation.

Award Letters

April 4, 2014

Financial aid award letters for many newly admitted students are now available. See tips on how to view and print your award letter.

Class of 2018

March 31, 2014

Stanford offers admission to 2,138 high school students.
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Reduced Hours in March

February 25, 2014

The Financial Aid Office will be open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm weekdays, Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 28. Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 31.

Tuition Rates Set for 2014-2015

February 18, 2014

Trustees reaffirm strong need-based financial aid program.
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Tax Resources

February 12, 2014

We provide links to several websites with helpful information on tax considerations for domestic and international students and their families.
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Making a Stanford Education Affordable

December 18, 2013

Financial aid plays an important role in helping many undergraduates afford a Stanford education. In this video, current students share their experiences with financial aid and offer advice to applicants considering Stanford. The university admits U.S. undergraduate applicants on a need-blind basis, and parents with typical assets and family incomes below $100,000 are expected to pay nothing toward tuition.
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Five Myths About College Debt

October 1, 2013

Stanford Provost John Etchemendy offers his thoughts on college costs and student loans. Read full story »

Constitution Day Lecture

September 10, 2013

United Status Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will offer a lecture on September 17 in honor of Constitution Day. Pre-registration is required. Read full story »

New Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation Signed into Law

August 8, 2013

This legislation lowers the Federal Direct Loan interest rates for the 2013-14 aid year. This bill also ties the future rates to the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. Read full story »

Federal Sequestration and Financial Aid at Stanford

June 5, 2013

Under the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the federal government imposed across-the-board budget cuts that became effective on March 1, 2013. These sequestration cuts affect higher education programs, including some types of federal student aid. Here is a summary of the impact of sequestration cuts on federal student aid programs that are used by Stanford students:

  • Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized): The origination fee has increased slightly to 1.051%.
  • Direct PLUS Loans: The origination fee has increased slightly to 4.204%.
  • Federal Work-Study: No changes for undergraduates. The number of FWS positions for graduate students is decreasing for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Perkins Loans: No changes.
  • Pell Grants: No changes.
  • SEOG Grants: No changes.
  • TEACH Grants: New awards disbursed after March 1 must be reduced by 6.0% from the award amount for which the student otherwise would have been eligible.

Please be assured that Stanford is not changing our commitment to meet the demonstrated financial need of our undergraduates. More information about the impact of sequestration can be found on the website of Federal Student Aid.

Updated on July 31, 2015 1:11 AM