Stanford Tuition Fee Statistics

Stanford Tuition Fee Statistics

This report examines the cost of private higher education at Stanford University and delves into how tuition fees and financial aid change according to the personal circumstances of the student and their enrolled course of study.

  • Stanford undergraduate tuition fees for standard courses total $57,693 annually as of the 2022/23 academic year.
  • This amounts to $230,772 over the course of a 4-year standard undergraduate degree.
  • Typical undergraduate degree tuition fees have increased by 13.79% at a CAGR of 3.28% over a 5-year period.
  • However, undergraduate students with families that earn less than $150,000 (with regular assets) generally pay no tuition fees.
  • Furthermore, undergraduate students with families that earn less than $100,000 (with regular assets) generally pay no tuition, room, or board fees.
  • Stanford graduate tuition fees for standard courses total between $36,720 – $56,487 annually.
  • Typical graduate degree tuition fees have increased by a maximum of 11.41% over a 5-year period.
  • Stanford engineering graduates can expect to pay up to a maximum of $60,174 in tuition annually. 
  • Stanford MBA students can expect tuition fees up to a maximum of $76,950 annually.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford’s professional courses tend to range from $63,747 – $69,399 per year.

Stanford undergraduate tuition fees for standard courses

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, Stanford undergraduate tuition fees for standard courses total $57,693 annually.
  • Stanford undergraduate tuition fees have increased by 13.79% over the given 5-year period.
  • This amounts to a CAGR of 3.28% over the period.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$50,703$52,857$55,473$55,473$57,693+ 13.79%
Health services fee$651$672$696$696 (est.)$723+ 11.06%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show Stanford undergraduate tuition fees by year:

Stanford graduate school tuition fees for standard courses

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, Stanford graduate tuition fees for standard courses total $36,720 annually for 8-10 unit courses.
  • Stanford 8-10 unit graduate course tuition fees have increased by 11.37% over the given 5-year period.
  • Stanford graduate tuition fees for standard courses total $56,487 annually for 11-18 unit courses.
  • Stanford 11-18 unit graduate course tuition fees have increased by 11.06% over the given 5-year period.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee (8 – 10 units)$32,970$34,110$35,310$35,310$36,720+ 11.37%
Tuition fee (11 – 18 units)$50,703$52,479$54,315$54,315$56,487+ 11.41%
Health services fee$651$672$696$696 (est.)$723+ 11.06%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show Stanford graduate tuition fees by year:

Stanford graduate school of engineering tuition fees

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, Stanford graduate school of engineering tuition fees total $39,120 annually for 8-10 unit courses.
  • Stanford 8-10 unit engineering graduate course tuition fees have increased by 11.45% over the given 5-year period.
  • Stanford graduate school of engineering tuition fees total $60,174 annually for 11-18 unit courses.
  • Stanford 11-18 unit engineering graduate course tuition fees have increased by 11.40% over the given 5-year period.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee (8 – 10 units)$35,100$36,330$37,620$37,620$39,120+ 11.45%
Tuition fee (11 – 18 units)$54,015$55,905$57,861$57,861$60,174+ 11.40%
Health services fee$651$672$696$696 (est.)$723+ 11.06%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show Stanford engineering graduate tuition fees by year:

Stanford graduate school of business tuition fees

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, Stanford graduate school of business tuition fees total $76,950 annually for MBA first-year students.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford first-year MBA students have increased by 9.01% over the given 5-year period.
  • Stanford graduate school of business tuition fees total $74,706 annually for MBA second-year students.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford second-year MBA students have increased by 8.48% over the given 5-year period.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
MBA Tuition fee (year 1)$70,590$73,062$74,706$74,706$76,950+ 9.01%
MBA Tuition fee (year 2)$68,868$70,590$73,062$74,706$74,706+ 8.48%
Health services fee$651$672$696$696 (est.)$723+ 11.06%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show Stanford business graduate tuition fees by year:

Stanford professional course tuition fees

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, Stanford medicine tuition fees total $63,747 annually.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford medicine students have increased by 9.54% over the given 5-year period.
  • Stanford law tuition fees total $66,924 annually.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford law students have increased by 11.41% over the given 5-year period.
  • Stanford law/business joint tuition fees total $69,399 annually.
  • Tuition fees for Stanford joint law/business students have increased by 9.84% over the given 5-year period.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Medicine tuition fee$58,197$60,234$62,193$63,747$63,747+ 9.54%
Law tuition fee$60,072$62,175$64,350$64,350$66,924+ 11.41%
Law/business joint tuition fee$63,180$65,055$67,332$68,136$69,399+ 9.84%
Health services fee$651$672$696$696 (est.)$723+ 11.06%
(Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show Stanford professional course tuition fees by year:

Stanford financial aid

Undergraduate financial aid at Stanford

  • More than two-thirds of Stanford students receive financial aid in order to attend the university.
  • Students with families that earn less than $150,000 with assets typical for their income generally pay no tuition fees.
  • Students with families that earn less than $100,000 with assets typical for their income generally pay no tuition, room, or board fees.
  • 58% of scholarships are provided by Stanford, including athletic scholarships.
  • 49% of need-based scholarships are provided by Stanford.
  • Need-based scholarship students pay $16,300 on average toward their own bills after grant aid has been provided.

Graduate financial aid at Stanford

  • Stanford University has a number of support programs to help graduate students:
    • Graduate cash advance: A zero-interest loan with expected timely repayment.
    • Emergency grant-in-aid: Assists those experiencing a financial emergency.
    • Graduate student aid fund: Assists with health-related university fees.
    • Graduate family grant: Provided to eligible graduates with dependent children.
    • Graduate housing loan: To help with initial move-in fees (off-campus only).
    • Cardinal care subsidy: Provides a health insurance premium for graduates.
  • In addition, some students may qualify for outside funding in the form of fellowships and scholarships.
  • Federal work-study assistantships are also an option for some graduate students.

Average Stanford scholarship/grant – class of 2025

  • For need-based aid recipients from all sources, the average scholarship/grant for the class of 2025 is $62,557.
  • This is made up of an average $57,495 scholarship from Stanford plus grant funds received at a federal, state, or private level.
  • The higher the total gross family income bracket, the lower the average scholarship and grant provided.
Total gross family incomeAverage scholarship and grant
Less than $75,000$82,356
$75,000 – $100,000$73,906
$100,000 – $125,000$66,256
$125,000 – $150,000$59,971
$150,000 – $175,000$51,210
$175,000 – $200,000$43,745
$200,000 – $225,000$35,663
$225,000 – $250,000$34,040
$250,000 – $275,000$23,146
$275,000 – $300,000$21,768
$300,000 +$19,498

Stanford tuition fees FAQ

Is Stanford tuition free?

  • Stanford tuition is generally free for families that earn less than $150,000 in total (with assets in accordance with their earnings).
  • Families whose total earnings exceed $150,000 in total are generally expected to contribute towards tuition fees.

How much is a semester at Stanford?

  • As of the 2022/23 academic year, undergraduates on standard courses can expect to pay $19,231 per semester.
  • Graduates on standard courses can expect to pay between $12,240 – $18,829 per semester.

How much is Stanford tuition for international students?

  • In general, international students (non-U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents or undocumented students) will be expected to pay the full price of tuition throughout their studies at Stanford.
  • Although financial aid is mostly limited to international students, there are a small number of international students admitted with financial aid packages each year.
  • Admitted international students who do not apply for financial aid will not be able to apply for financial aid during their studies at Stanford unless their citizenship status changes.
  • If an international student’s citizenship changes to make them eligible for financial aid, they may be considered for need-based aid starting from the quarter of the citizenship change.