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Stanford University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,446 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,250 tuition
$12,721 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$975 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$56,446 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,250 tuition
$12,721 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$975 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,389 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($4,388 avg)
6% get state aid ($9,708 avg)
55% get institn'l aid ($36,389 avg)
11% get loans ($6,589 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $38,522 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,388 16%
Pell Grants $4,281 16%
Other Federal Grants $6,621 0%
Institution Grant Aid $36,389 55%
State Grant Aid $9,708 6%
Student Loans $6,589 11%
Federal Loans $5,128 11%
Other Loans $15,268 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: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2091


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Alley
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Great alumni, who come back and help.

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  • 5
  • Raymond from Manhasset, NY
  • Jun-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Though Stanford is quite expensive, the Stanford experience is unique and cannot be found at any other institution.

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  • 5
  • Nicholas from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Apr-08-2013 I am a current student here

    You're paying 50k+ a year. It seems rough at first, but as you realize how much is offered and what the resulting professional potential of the education is, one gets over it quite quickly. Between the networks formed, the knowledge retained and the fun time while doing it all, it's all well worth it.

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  • 3
  • Rin from Stanford, CA
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    For those of us paying full tuition, Stanford is much pricier than the UCs or many East Coast colleges.

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