In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate and professional programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, and we will take such individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruption, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience.
Admitted students: see our special instructions for submitting transcripts. We are aware of some school closings in areas impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and that it may delay some courses of study as well as the reporting of official school documents. If you are impacted by this, please contact our office to request an extension: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to work with you and your department.
Winter Closure: The University observes Winter closure from Monday, December 14, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. The Graduate Admissions office will not be monitoring email during this time.
Three quarters of graduate tuition is:
|11-18 units||8, 9, 10 units|
|School of Engineering||$57,861||$37,620|
|M.B.A. (first year)||$74,706|
|School of Law||$64,350|
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.
|Academic Year, 3 Quarters||12 Months|
|Living Costs||Per Quarter||Autumn, Winter, Spring||Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Campus Health Service Fee||$232||$696||$928|
|Cardinal Care Health Insurance †||$1,976||$5,928||$5,928|
|Total Living Allowance*||$12,543||$37,629||$47,076|
|Tuition (8-10 units)|
|Tuition and Living Total|
|* 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).
Taxation: Fellowship stipends and assistantship salaries are subject to taxation. This tax liability should be included in budget planning.
**Visa Authorization Eligibility: For verification of funds for visa authorizations, international students must provide evidence of the amount indicated, plus $500 per adult and $250 per child for relocation costs and vacation periods. International students receiving stipends from Stanford must also verify access to an additional 14% to cover U.S. taxes on the stipend unless a federal tax treaty applies to this income.
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.