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Estimated Expense Budget

Graduate Tuition, 2022-23

Three quarters of graduate tuition is:

  11-18 units 8, 9, 10 units
Regular Graduate $56,487 $36,720
School of Engineering $66,297 $39,120
M.B.A. (first year) TBD  
M.D.  TBD  
School of Law TBD  

Full-time enrollment may be considered 8-10 units per quarter or 11 or more units per quarter depending on the type of financial support and the program.

2022-23 Average Graduate Student Expense Budget

Single on-campus*
    Academic Year, 3 Quarters 12 Months
Living Costs Per Quarter Autumn, Winter, Spring Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer
Campus housing/rent $5,730 $17,190 $21,710
Food $2,225 $6,675 $8,900
Personal $2,280 $6,840 $9,120
Transportation $545 $1,635 $2,180
Books/supplies $345 $1,035 $1,380
Campus Health Service Fee $241 $723 $964
Cardinal Care Health Insurance † $2,256 $6,768 $6,768
Total Living Allowance* $13,622 $40,866 $51,022
Tuition (8-10 units)
Regular Graduate $12,240 $36,720 $47,080
Graduate Engineering $13,040 $39,120 $50,160
Tuition and Living Total
Regular Graduate $25,862 $77,586 $98,102
Graduate Engineering $26,662 $79,986 $101,182
* Students living off-campus should add 10-40% to the total living allowance for a more realistic estimate.
† Cardinal Care is an annual plan, with coverage extending through Summer quarter regardless of enrollment status.  See the Vaden Health Center web site for details.

Child Care: Costs can range from $1,000 - $3,000 per month (or more).

Living Costs for Spouse: $12,000 (9 months); $16,000 (12 months).

Living Costs for Children: $3,000 (9 months); $4,000 (12 months).

Medical Insurance for Spouse and/or Children: See the Vaden Health Center web site or contact the Insurance Office at (650) 723-2135 or email healthinsurance@stanford.edu.

Taxation: Fellowship stipends and assistantship salaries are subject to taxation. This tax liability should be included in budget planning.

EFS 688 Intensive English Program: Proof of additional funding for visa authorization is required of international students who sign up for this program. See program financial information on the EFS 688 Application Information page.