Undergraduate Basics

Meeting the cost of an undergraduate education is a significant investment. At Stanford, we are committed to providing a comprehensive need-based financial aid program that makes it financially possible for admitted students to attend Stanford.
Our admission program is need-blind, meaning, for all but some international applicants, financial status will not affect the admission decision.

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How Aid Works

A freshman class of about 1,700 students and a transfer class of about 30 students are admitted each year. Stanford reviews each applicant with an eye to academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context.

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The Student Budget

How much does it cost to attend Stanford?

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Types of Aid

What are the different kinds of financial aid available to me? Learn about university scholarship, federal and state grants, determining eligibility, student employment, outside scholarships, and loans.

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Applying for Aid

Application requirements, forms and deadlines.

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Statement of Policies

The nitty-gritty details about registration, academic progress, notification requirements, and withdrawal.