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Estimate Your Undergraduate Charges

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Use this 2023-2024 guide to help you think through charges you might incur and when.

Charges are due monthly. Calendar details are available on the Billing Dates & Deadlines page.

For undergraduate students, the first Autumn notification will be sent August 25, 2023 with a due date of September 20, 2023.

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.

Financial Aid

  • For fully enrolled students, financial aid is expected to post to student accounts as early as September 15, 2023. Prior to that date, aid will be reflected as “anticipated aid.” You are responsible for the difference between the full charges and your anticipated aid.
  • Your award letter shows the amount of your aid for the year. You can find the quarterly breakdown in Axess following these instructions
  • If you report your Outside Scholarships to the Financial Aid Office, the amount for the quarter will be reflected as anticipated aid until the actual funds are received and processed (you won’t be charged late fees if you have anticipated aid that covers the remaining balance after the due date). For more details and how-to instructions, visit the Financial Aid Office's website for Outside Awards.

Estimate Your Undergraduate Charges

ChargeFrequencyAmountMore Information
TuitionQuarterly$20,577Tuition and Fees, 2023-24


 or $3,658 

 or $4,696 

Depends on housing assignment. The typical amount for first-year students is $4,199.

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Housing DuesQuarterly

$171 (frosh) 

or $141

Depends on housing.

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Technology FeeQuarterly$87

For details, see

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Meal PlanQuarterly$2,649*

Charges vary by plan. The annual cost is prorated quarterly; For the Neighborhood plan, the prorations are $2,649 for Autumn, $2,369 for Winter, and $2,307 for Spring.

Neighborhood Dining Hall Meal Plans 

Neighborhood Row, Suites and Co-op Meal Plans 

Campus Health Service FeeQuarterly$251

Required for all students living in the Bay Area 

Campus Health Service Fee ("Health Fee") 

Cardinal Care Health InsuranceQuarterly$2,376

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 FeeQuarterly$208Student Activities Fee 
Mail Service FeeAnnual$94Mail & Package Center
Document FeeOne-time$250

Stanford transcripts, certifications, and diploma fee.

Non-Tuition Charges & Fees

New Student Orientation FeeOne-time$525New Student Orientation