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Making a world-class education possible

We meet the full demonstrated need, without loans, for every admitted undergrad who qualifies for financial assistance.


IRS Non-Filing Letters No Longer Required

Due to a change in federal guidance, students who are selected for Verification no longer need to provide Verification of Non-Filing Status letters.
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You can download an updated Verification form from our website by following the link in your To Do List in Axess.


Applying for Aid

Application requirements, forms and deadlines. Note: We cannot confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements for admission applicants until after admission decisions have been released.

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In the Spotlight

Understanding Your Award Letter

Understanding Your Award Letter

Learn how to understand the details of each section of your Stanford financial aid award letter.

Karen Cooper

Finances and Your Stanford Education

Download the slides from the Admit Weekend presentation by Karen Cooper, Director of Financial Aid, and TJ Fletcher, Director of Student Financial Services.


Creating Your Personal Budget

This video from Federal Student Aid provides tips on creating and following a budget to manage your expenses while you are in college. Stanford gives you a head start on budgeting—check out the Cost of Attendance section of your financial aid award letter!