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Stanford University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$64,684 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,940 tuition
$14,601 on campus room & board
$1,455 books and supplies
$688 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$64,684 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,940 tuition
$14,601 on campus room & board
$1,455 books and supplies
$688 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,892 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($5,571 avg)
6% get state aid ($9,191 avg)
53% get institn'l aid ($36,892 avg)
10% get loans ($7,468 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.05% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.05% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $39,299 53%
Federal Grant Aid $5,571 14%
Pell Grants $4,214 14%
Other Federal Grants $2,664 7%
Institution Grant Aid $36,892 53%
State Grant Aid $9,191 6%
Student Loans $7,468 10%
Federal Loans $5,354 10%
Other Loans $22,863 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2091
Costs Per Credit Hour
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Stephen - Jersey Village, TX
  • Dec-14-2016 I am a current student here

    My impression of Standford was great from the beginning. The videos are inspiring and the campas is majestic. I love Standford and hope to attend someday.

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  • Megan from Peoria, AZ
  • Dec-04-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Stanford is top in graduate employability. It is much easier to get a job out of college at Stanford than most other schools.

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