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For complete tuition information, see this Tuition Rates webpage.

Quarterly tuition for the academic year 2022-23, for the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.



































*Ph.D. students in the Biomedical Sciences and in the Graduate School of Business are assessed the standard graduate tuition rate.
**Law/GSB joint program tuition rate
***Policies concerning auditing are available in the Student Policies.

  • MSx: M.S. in Management for Experienced Leaders (GSB): $33,400 (annual, 4 quarters, Summer 2022 through Spring 2023)

  • TGR students who carry 1, 2, or 3 units are assessed at the TGR rate of $3,672.

  • PostDoc Fee: $125

  • Graduation Quarter: $150

  • Campus Health Services Fee: $241

  • VSR monthly fee: $1,224

Regular tuition fees apply to the undergraduate Overseas Studies and Stanford in Washington programs.

Eligibility for registration at reduced tuition rates is described below. Tuition exceptions may also be made for illness, disability, pregnancy, new-parent relief, or other instances at the discretion of the University. No reduction in tuition charges is made after the first two weeks of the quarter.

All students are advised, before registering at less than the regular full-tuition rate, to consider the effects of that registration on their degree progress and on their eligibility for financial aid and awards, visas, deferment of student loans, and residency requirements.

The University reserves the right to change at any time, without prior notice, tuition, room fees, board fees, or other charges.

Document Fee

A Document Fee of $250 is assessed once upon the first admission to Stanford as an undergraduate or graduate student, including Law, GSB, and Medicine students. Non-degree option (NDO) students, such as summer session and non-degree seeking SCPD students, are assessed a $125 Document Fee.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

During the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, undergraduates are expected to register at the regular full-tuition rate.

During Summer Quarter, Stanford undergraduates may register on a unit basis. For Summer Quarter tuition rates and policies, see Tuition Rates.

The following reduced-tuition categories can be requested by matriculated undergraduate students in the final stages of their degree program:

1. Permit to Attend for Services Only (PSO)

Undergraduates completing honors theses, clearing incompletes, or requiring a registration status, and who meet the PSO conditions listed in the Undergraduate Special Registration Statuses section, may petition for PSO status one time only in their terminal quarter.

2. 13th Quarter

Undergraduates who meet the 13th Quarter conditions, listed in the Undergraduate Special Registration Statuses section, may petition one time only to register for a minimum of eight units. For per-unit tuition rates, see the Registrar's tuition website.

3. Graduation Quarter

Undergraduates may petition to register for Graduation Quarter registration status in the quarter in which they are receiving a degree if they are not using any University resources (including housing), have completed all University requirements, and meet the Graduation Quarter conditions listed in the Undergraduate Special Registration Statuses section. Graduation Quarter may be permitted one time only. The tuition for the Graduation Quarter is $150.

Coterminal students are only eligible for the Graduation Quarter special registration status if they are applying to confer both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in the same quarter.

Coterminal Student Tuition

Coterminal students are assigned to either the undergraduate coterminal tuition group or the graduate coterminal tuition group, which dictates whether the student is charged undergraduate or graduate tuition. A coterminal student is subject to graduate tuition assessment and adjustment policies once placed in the coterminal graduate tuition group. Coterminal students are not eligible for undergraduate special registration statuses (with the exception of Graduation Quarter if the student is applying to confer both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in the same quarter). Coterminal students may only be eligible to apply for graduate special registration statuses once their undergraduate degrees have been conferred. Coterminal students should see the student policies and procedures for tuition assessment, as described in the Coterminal Degrees section.

Graduate Student Tuition

Matriculated graduate students are expected to enroll for at least eight units during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Schools and departments may set a higher minimum. During the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, matriculated graduate students in most departments may register at the reduced 8-, 9-, or 10-unit tuition rate if their enrollment plans are accepted by their departments. Students in the Stanford Law School, the MBA program in the Graduate School of Business, or the M.D. program in the School of Medicine, should consult appropriate school officers about tuition reduction eligibility.

Graduate students who are enrolled in more than one graduate degree at Stanford, where each program charges different tuition, are charged:

  1. the tuition associated with a degree in the doctoral/professional category, if the other degree is in the master's category. Those degrees in the doctoral or professional category for tuition purposes are the Ph.D., D.M.A., J.S.D., M.D., and J.D. degrees. Those degrees in the master's category for tuition purposes are the Engineer, M.A., M.S., M.P.P., M.B.A., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.L.S., and J.S.M. degrees.

  2. the higher tuition rate, if both degrees are in the same category.

  3. a University-approved tuition rate if the student is in a special program for which specific tuition agreements have been approved by the Faculty Senate (e.g., all joint degree programs (JDPs) or the Master of Science in Medicine program).

As a general proposition, during the Summer Quarter registration is not required by Stanford University and does not substitute for registration during the academic year. Students are required to be enrolled Summer Quarter if, during that quarter, they will meet any of the criteria listed in the Enrollment Requirements section Graduate Degrees. Graduate students who do enroll Summer Quarter may reduce their enrollment to a minimum of one unit (charged on a per-unit basis) unless the terms of a fellowship or other financial support, or of their particular degree program, require a higher level of enrollment. TGR students who enroll in summer pay the TGR rate and must enroll in the required zero-unit course. Students in the schools of Law, Business, or the M.D. program should consult appropriate school officers regarding summer enrollment requirements. Students possessing an F1 or J1 student visa may be subject to additional course enrollment requirements in order to retain their student visas.

Honors Cooperative students register at the per-unit rate. Graduate students who are faculty spouses, regular Stanford employees, or full-time educators in the Bay Area may also register at the per-unit rate.

Non-matriculated graduate students pay the same tuition rates as matriculated students but must register for at least 8 units. Visiting Student Researchers pay a monthly fee; they may not enroll in or audit courses. Within certain restrictions, postdoctoral scholars may enroll in courses if the appropriate unit rate for tuition is paid.

The following reduced-tuition categories can be requested by matriculated graduate students in the final stages of their degree programs:

1. Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR)

Doctoral students, master's students, and students pursuing Engineer degrees who have completed all degree requirements other than the University oral exam and dissertation (doctoral students) or a required project or thesis (Engineer or master's students) and meet the conditions listed in the "TGR" section may request Terminal Graduate Registration tuition status.

Each quarter, TGR students must enroll in the 801 (for master's and Engineer students) or 802 (for doctoral students) course in their department for zero units, in the appropriate section for their adviser. TGR students register at a special tuition rate as outlined above. TGR students may enroll in up to 3 units of course work per quarter at this tuition rate. Within certain restrictions, TGR students may enroll in additional courses at the applicable unit rate. The additional courses cannot be applied toward degree requirements since all degree requirements must be complete in order to earn TGR status.

2. Graduate Petition for Part-time Enrollment (formerly Graduate Tuition Adjustment)

Graduate students who need only 3 to 7 remaining units to complete degree requirements or to qualify for TGR status may apply to register for one quarter only on a unit basis (3 to 7 units) to cover the deficiency. Students with disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act that have an approved reduced course load recommended by the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) may also request a tuition adjustment for each quarter in which they take a reduced course load. For per-unit tuition rates, see Tuition & Fees.

3. Graduation Quarter

Registration is required for the term in which a student submits a dissertation or has a degree conferred. Students who meet the conditions for a Graduation Quarter are eligible to be assessed a special tuition rate of $150 for the quarter in which they are receiving a degree.

International Students

F-1 or J-1 visas are required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. International students must be registered as full-time students during the academic year. Summer Quarter registration is not required unless the I-20/DS-2019 notes the Summer Quarter as the start date. International graduate students comply with immigration regulations while enrolled for partial tuition if their Stanford fellowships or assistantships require part-time enrollment, if they are in TGR status, or if they are in the final quarter of a degree program. Nonmatriculated graduate students who are international students must register for at least 8 units.