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Graduate Student Funding

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Pat Cook (left), VPGE director of fellowships, has acquired a wealth of information about graduate student funding during her years at Stanford.

VPGE 2013

The cost of graduate study at Stanford — and the resources available for financial support — vary by degree, school, and enrollment status. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and anticipate their financial needs.

Campus Offices and Resources

Your Department or Program

Many funding policies and resources are local, so seek out your student services staff for help or advice first.

Financial Aid Office

The main Financial Aid Office (FAO) offers a broad overview of graduate student funding and generates a sample graduate student budget (or estimated “cost of attendance”). The FAO also administers loans and manages the Emergency Grant in Aid Process.

Read the Graduate Basics page

Review the budget

Office of the University Registrar

The "Reg Office"  posts annual tuition rates.


Student Services Center

The Student Services Center can help you understand and pay your bill and provides other student services.

Learn about the Student Services Center

Controller’s Office

The Controller’s Office offers information about taxes, student employment, and travel reimbursement.

Visit the Controller’s Office site

Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures

The GAP provides guidelines for graduate financial support, including definitions of typical funding sources and minimum salaries for research and teaching assistants.

Read about graduate policies

See current assistantship rates