Overview: Funding for Tuition and Other Fees

Funding for tuition and other fees comes from a variety of sources.

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Financial Aid

Eligible students can receive financial aid from various sources. Types of aid include scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Stanford University Financial Aid Offices process applications and funding for students who qualify. Financial aid funds are applied to the University bill when appropriate. See Financial Aid Offices for links to specific aid offices.

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Graduate Financial Support

See Graduate Financial Support Policy Manual for details on various types of graduate student funding. Departments use the Graduate Financial Support System (GFS) to apply funds toward graduate student tuition and other fees.

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Payment Methods When Paying with Personal Funds

  • eCheck via Stanford ePay:  eCheck (ACH) from all U.S. bank accounts is accepted through Stanford ePay. No service charges apply to payments made by eCheck.
  • International Funds Transfer (IFT) via Stanford ePay:  Students paying in foreign currencies should use our IFT option within Stanford ePay. IFT offers favorable exchange rates and eliminates bank fees typically charged for wire transfers. In ePay, payment in foreign currencies are made via Western Union and automatically posted to the student account once received. See International Funds Transfer.

For wire transfer instructions and other payment options, please see Methods of Payment on Student Financial Services web site and select Other Payment Options.

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