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Estimate Your Graduate Charges

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We know it can be challenging to estimate your graduate charges at Stanford. Use this 2021-2022 guide to help you think through charges you might incur and when.

Be sure to look over the list of Billing Dates & Deadlines, then review and pay your account balance accordingly. 

For graduate students, the first Autumn notification will be sent September 13, 2021 with a due date of October 20, 2021.

A Few Tips

  • It’s critical to review and pay your full balance due each month. Although most quarterly charges post at the beginning of the quarter, other charges and adjustments will post in subsequent months.
  • For instance, some courses carry additional course fees, which are assessed after enrollment. Other monthly charges may include cable TV and other IT services, miscellaneous items such as music lessons or practice room rental fees, room damage/re-key charges, StanfordCardPlan purchases, and changes to the quarterly charges.
  • There may be additional program-specific fees for students in professional programs (SoM, SLS, GSB). Please reach out to your school’s financial team directly for more information.
  • International students with fellowship stipends will see a quarterly charge for federal tax withholding. Are you eligible to claim exemption due to a tax treaty? 


Estimate Your Graduate Charges




More Information




Depends on program

Tuition and Fees, 2021-22 




Depends on housing assignment

Graduate Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Housing Dues



Depends on housing

Graduate Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Technology Fee



Graduate Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Meal Plan



Depends on plan

Graduate Student Meal Plans

Campus Health Service Fee



Required for all students living in the Bay Area 

Campus Health Service Fee ("Health Fee") 

Cardinal Care Health Insurance



Cardinal Care Overview and Benefits

If you are covered by alternate insurance, the annual deadlines to waive Cardinal Care are: 

  • August 15 (international students) 
  • September 15 (domestic students)

Important Deadlines 

ASSU Student Activities Fee



Student Activities Fee 

Document Fee



Stanford transcripts, certifications, and diploma fee.

Non-Tuition Charges & Fees

I-20/DS 2019 Fee



Visa document delivery fee for new international students

Information on Visas and Supporting Documents 

Holistic Budgeting Tools

Please note: the charges listed on this page are specifically those charges assessed via your Stanford student financial account. If you're looking for holistic budgeting tools, please see