When considering a Stanford education, you and your family may be concerned about the high costs. The Financial Aid Office is ready to help. We view the financing of your educational costs as a partnership between you (the student), your family and the University. Our aid program is designed to ensure that your family's economic circumstances will not prevent you from being able to enroll at Stanford.

How Aid Works

What makes Stanford's Financial Aid program unique?

Learn about Stanford's approach to financial aid and how to apply. You'll also find information about the actual costs and how most students handle them.

Types of Aid

What are the different kinds of financial aid available?

Learn about university scholarship, federal and state grants, determining eligibility, student employment, outside scholarships, and loans.

Net Price Calculator

See how affordable a Stanford undergraduate education can be for you.

This calculator has been designed to allow you to make early estimates regarding eligibility for need-based financial aid as an undergraduate at Stanford University.