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2023-2024 Non-Tuition Charges & Fees

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



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Cardinal Care Health Insurance


Campus Health Service Fee


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



Depends on housing assignment 

Housing Dues


Depends on housing assignment

Technology Fee


Meal Plan


Depends on meal plan

ASSU Student Activities Fee


Document Fee


$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


Mail Service Fee


$94 - Mandatory fee for students in Undergraduate Housing

Stanford Card Plan Purchases

Per incident



Monthly, in batch

Monthly batch charges reflect any printing activity in the prior calendar month

Late Payment Fee

Monthly, per incident

Late Fees and Penalties 

Late Study List Fee

Per incident

$200 - Preliminary Study List Deadline

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 Bulletin Policy: Fees

For faculty and staff information on Student Fees, visit Inside Student Services.