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Stanford University fees in 2024: A Complete Guide!

Updated on 29 January, 2024

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Stanford University was established in the year 1885 by California senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane. This private research university is officially known as Leland Stanford Junior University and is situated at Stanford in California, near Palo Alto. The campus covers a sprawling 8,180 acres, making it one of the biggest in the USA, with a total capacity of more than 17,000 students. The address of Standford University is 450, Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305.

The university is ranked #5 in the QS World University Rankings 2024. This article discusses Stanford University fees and other details about the university.

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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance at Stanford University is divided into the following components:

1. Tuition Fees.

2. Miscellaneous Fees (Administrative, educational and on-campus fees).

3. Costs of Living- Accommodation, Books and materials/supplies, meals, transportation, etc.

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International Students

Stanford University is a private research university situated in Stanford, California, United States of America (USA). When it comes to the Stanford University fees for tuition, here is the quarterly cost (as of AY 2021-22).

TYPE TUITION COSTS
UNDERGRADUATE$18,491
GRADUATE ENGINEERING 8,9,10-UNIT RATE$12,540
GRADUATE 11-18 UNITS$18,105
GRADUATE 8,9,10-UNIT RATE$11,770
EACH GRADUATE UNIT ABOVE 18$1,207
GRADUATE ENGINEERING 11-18 UNITS$19,287
EACH GRADUATE ENGINEERING UNIT ABOVE 18$1,286
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (M.B.A. PROGRAM—SECOND YEAR)*$24,902
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (M.B.A. PROGRAM—FIRST YEAR)*$24,902
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (M.D. PROGRAM)*$21,249
GSB & LAW JOINT PROGRAM**$22,712
LAW SCHOOL$21,450
PERMIT FOR SERVICES ONLY (PSO)$5,668
TGR (TERMINAL GRADUATE REGISTRATION)$3,531
PERMIT TO ATTEND (PTA)***$5,668
MEDICAL SCHOOL RESEARCH RATE$3,531

Miscellaneous Fees

Students should cautiously note these additional Stanford University fees and mark the ones they need to apply:

1. Graduation Quarterly Fee- $150

2. VSR Monthly Fee- $1,177

3. Campus Health Service Fee- $232 per quarter

4. Document Fee- $250 as a one-time charge

5. ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) Fees- $174 (UG)-$45 (PG)

6. Other special fees include the new student orientation fee, law student services fee, late study list charges ($200), laboratory fees, dissertation fees, fees for special courses, and service fees for international scholars.

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Cost of Living

Along with the Stanford University fees, students will also have to afford the living costs. Here is a guide for the same.

Accommodation Costs (per quarter) for Undergraduate Students

Type  CostsHouse Dues – Mixed Class (educational and social programming)

House Dues – All Freshers

 

(educational and social programming)

Technology Charges (telephone and internet)
All locations except Mirrielees and co-op houses$3,722 per quarter$130 per quarter$160 per quarter$78 per quarter
Co-op houses (576 Alvarado, Columbae, Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Hammarskjold, Kairos, Synergy, Terra)$3,242 per quarter$130 per quarterN/A$78 per quarter
Mirrielees Apartments$4,162 per quarter$130 per quarterN/A$78 per quarter

Additional costs include parking charges, costs of cable services, etc. Graduate students have to pay approximately $1,003-3,494 per month as accommodation costs, depending on the type of home, the number of rooms, location, etc.

Meal Costs for Students

1. Dining hall meal plans for students cost approximately $6,693 for three quarters or the entire session.

2. Students may also enjoy meals from $5.75 onwards at dining halls.

Summing up Living Costs

1. Accommodation- $20,955 per year

2. Food- $8,520 per year

3. Miscellaneous Costs- $8,740 per year

4. Books and Materials- $1,315 per year

5. Transportation Costs- $1,840 per year

6. Campus Health Service- $928 per year

7. Health Insurance- $6,192 per year

These are estimated living costs and may vary depending on your chosen accommodation, lifestyle preferences, etc. Students may have to spend approximately $48,490 per year in living costs.

Disclaimer! All course fees/salaries/expenses are indicative.

Conclusion

In 2024, Stanford University remains one of the world’s premier educational institutions, and its fee structure continues to reflect its status. Known for its rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research, and distinguished faculty, Stanford's tuition fees are among the highest, aligning with the quality of education and opportunities it offers. However, Stanford also remains committed to financial accessibility. It offers a robust financial aid program, ensuring that students from all economic backgrounds can afford to attend. This aid often includes a combination of scholarships, grants, and work-study options, reducing the financial burden on students and their families. Prospective students considering Stanford in 2024 should explore all available financial aid options and understand the total cost of attendance, including tuition, room and board, and other living expenses, to plan effectively for their educational investment.

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