Applying for Aid

Requirements and Deadlines

To apply for aid, you will need to complete the following required forms:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — A web-based application provided by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Graduate Application — Stanford’s institutional application.

Please be careful to complete the correct versions of these forms based on the time period for which you are requesting student loans for federal Work-Study funding through your department. Use the following chart to find the appropriate versions and procedures:

Requirements and Deadlines for A/W/S 2016-17


2016-2017 FAFSA - Complete online with Stanford’s school code 001305 on or after January 1, 2016.

Graduate Application

2016-2017 Graduate Loan Application

Priority Filing Deadline

Six weeks before first day of quarter(s) for which you wish to receive aid.

Requirements and Deadlines for Summer 2016


2015-2016 FAFSA - FAFSA is no longer accepting applications for 2015-2016. If you did not complete a FAFSA by June 30, 2016, you cannot apply for federal loans for Summer Quarter.

Graduate Application

Summer 2016 Graduate Loan Application

Priority Filing Deadline

Priority filing deadline is June 1, 2016.

You can expect to receive notification of availability of an award letter at your Stanford email address within 6 to 8 weeks of completing all application requirements. You can track your status and award information on Axess.

Updated on July 1, 2016 3:02 PM