Meeting the cost of an undergraduate education represents a significant investment for most families. 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.
Too often students and families reach a premature or not fully informed decision about affordability and rule out certain colleges and universities because of “sticker shock”; that is, they look at the tuition and room and board costs before they investigate what types of federal and institutional funds they might qualify for, and before they understand the need-based financial aid process at Stanford.
We encourage all students who are interested in pursuing a Stanford education to learn more about our financial aid philosophy and policy by reviewing the information on the Financial Aid Office website, and to talk with our financial aid staff when they have any questions about their family circumstances and the cost of a Stanford education.
We believe that you will find a Stanford education within your financial reach.
Information and forms regarding financial aid are provided through Stanford University's Financial Aid Website.