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Estimate Your Undergraduate Charges

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We know it can be challenging to estimate your undergraduate 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 undergraduate students, the first Autumn notification will be sent September 13, 2021 with a due date of September 30, 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.

Financial Aid

  • For fully enrolled students, financial aid is expected to post to student accounts as soon as Sept. 12, 2021. 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).  

Estimate Your Undergraduate Charges




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Tuition and Fees, 2021-22 




 or $3,242

 or $4,162

Depends on housing assignment. The typical amount for first-year students is $3,722.

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Housing Dues


$160 (frosh) 

or $130

Depends on housing.

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Technology Fee



For details, see

Housing Rates and Billing Information 

Meal Plan



The annual cost is prorated quarterly: $2,421 for Autumn, $2,165 for Winter, and $2,107 for Spring.

Neighborhood Dining Hall Meal Plans 

Neighborhood Row, Suites and Co-op 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 

Mail Service Fee



Mail & Package Center

Document Fee



Stanford transcripts, certifications, and diploma fee.

Non-Tuition Charges & Fees

New Student Orientation Fee



New Student Orientation

I-20/DS 2019 Fee



Visa document delivery fee for new international students

Information on Visas and Supporting Documents