Financial Aid

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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.


Spring 2020 Financial Support for Undergraduates

Information about off-campus living expenses, campus work, academic expenses, other expenses, and travel home, along with examples of typical financial aid adjustments for current undergrads affected by the campus closure for Spring 2020:

Spring 2020 Financial Support for Undergraduates

Establishing your SUNet ID

Congratulations to the newly admitted undergraduate applicants! To view your financial aid award letter in the Axess student portal, you will need to first establish your Stanford University Network Identifier (SUNet ID).

Instructions for Establishing Your SUNet ID

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.

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

In the Spotlight

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How to View Your Award Letter

In this tutorial video we provide the steps needed to locate, view, and download your financial aid award letter from the Axess web portal.

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Admit Weekend: Finances and Your Stanford Education

Karen Cooper, Director of Financial Aid, and Ashley Lippert, Director of the Student Services Center, speak to admitted frosh and their families about the financial aspects of the Stanford student experience.  Slides from this presentation and Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions  for admitted frosh are available for download.

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Coronavirus FAQ for Federal Aid Applicants and Borrowers

Federal Student Aid addresses questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.