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By accepting Stanford's offer of admission and enrolling in classes, each student accepts responsibility for paying all debts to the University, including tuition and fees, for which he or she is liable.

Charges and credits from offices within the University are aggregated in a student's individual account and presented on the University bill. Student Financial Services sends the University bill electronically to students monthly via Stanford ePay. Students may view their account online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via Stanford ePay at Payments should be made online through Stanford ePay. If necessary, the bill and a payment stub may be printed from Stanford ePay.

Term fees, such as tuition, fees, room, board, health insurance, and Campus Health Service Fee are due and must be received by the 15th of the month. For undergraduates, term fees are due the 15th of the month prior to the start of the quarter. For graduate students, term fees are due the 15th of the month after the start of the quarter. Online payments via Stanford ePay can be made up to midnight PST on the 15th of the month. Mailed payments must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of the month.

After the start of the term, adding units may result in additional tuition charges. Other fees, such as room damage repair charges, petition fees, late fees, lab fees, library fees, DMCA file-sharing related fees and other miscellaneous fees, are due after they are billed.

An individual's registration as a Stanford student constitutes his or her agreement to make timely payment of all amounts due.


Stanford's standard method of payment is electronic check (eCheck) using the online service, Stanford ePay. No fee is associated with ePay. See for ePay payment instructions. If online payment is impossible, students may mail or deliver payment to the Student Services Center.

Stanford accepts the following forms of payment: Stanford ePay eCheck, personal check, cashier's check, money order, travelers checks in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks, cash, and wire transfer (recommended for foreign students, see for wire transfer instructions). Stanford does not accept credit cards or postdated checks.


Late Fees—The University must receive the full amount due on or before the due date indicated on the bill. If full payment is not received by the due date, a late fee of 1.0% of the amount past due may be assessed. Anticipated aid (aid that has been accepted but not disbursed and is shown on the student account) reduces the total amount due prior to late fees being applied.

Holds—Accounts that become past due more than 30 days are subject to financial holds. A financial hold blocks transcripts, diplomas, and enrollment eligibility.

Nonsufficient Funds—Checks or eCheck payments returned due to insufficient funds have already been submitted twice to the bank. A non-refundable $25.00 administrative fee is assessed. In addition, student accounts are subject to holds and late payment penalties may apply.

Delinquent Accounts—Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit reporting agencies. Severely delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency and/or placed in litigation in accordance with state and federal laws. Students with delinquent accounts may be held responsible for collection costs, attorney fees, and court costs.

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