Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Non-Tuition Charges & Fees

Main content start

This guide is designed to help you understand charges and fees you may incur in addition to tuition charges.

Charge

Frequency

More Information

Cardinal Care Health Insurance

Quarterly

Campus Health Service Fee

Quarterly

Required for all students living in the 9-county Bay Area 

Housing

Quarterly

Depends on housing assignment

Housing Dues

Quarterly

Depends on housing assignment

Technology Fee

Quarterly

Meal Plan

Quarterly

See meal plans for details

ASSU Student Activities Fee

Quarterly

Document Fee

One-time

$250 - Mandatory fee assessed once upon 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.

New Student Orientation Fee

One-time

I-20/DS 2019 Fee

One-time

Visa document delivery fee for new international students

Mail Service Fee

Annual

$85 - Mandatory fee for students in Undergraduate Housing

Stanford Card Plan Purchases

Monthly

StanfordCardPlan 

Late Payment Fee

Monthly, per incident

Late Fees and Penalties 

Late Study List Fee

Per incident

$200 - Preliminary Study List Deadline (courses or units) 

Late Application to Graduate Fee

Per incident

$50 - Late Applications to Graduate 

Other potential charges and fees

  • Some courses carry course fees, which are assessed after enrollment.
  • There may be additional program-specific fees for students in professional programs (SoM, SLS, GSB). Your school’s financial team will be able to provide more information.
  • International students with fellowship stipends will see a quarterly charge for federal tax withholding. You may be eligible to claim exemption due to a tax treaty.
  • Other charges may include TV or paging services, other IT services, music lessons or music practice room rental, room damage/re-key charges, and changes to the quarterly charges.
  • See also “Special Fees” described in the Student Policies: Tuition, Fees, and Housing