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Stanford Card Plan (SCP)

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The StanfordCardPlan (SCP) helps all students who need to purchase books and other necessities before their financial aid is available. It allows you to charge up to $1,500 per quarter at the Stanford Bookstore and other on-campus locations. You can also use SCP for printing and copying expenses on campus.

Your SCP charges are added directly to your university bill.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for SCP, you must be actively enrolled and have no financial holds on your account. Nonmatriculated students, such as Postdocs, are not eligible. 

How do I enroll?

If you are a new student who has not previously enrolled in the StanfordCardPlan, you may do so beginning September 15:
Axess (Student role) > My Finances tab > Stanford Card Plan > Sign up for Stanford Card Plan

You only need to enroll once for the SCP, unless you become ineligible, at which time your SCP will be deactivated and you’ll need to re-enroll.

What is the SCP refresh schedule?

The StanfordCardPlan refreshes quarterly, allowing you to charge up to $1,500 each quarter. The following is the 2022-23 academic year SCP refresh schedule. These dates are subject to change.

Reset balance to $1,500

Autumn 2022-23

September 19, 2022

Winter 2022-23

December 16, 2022

Spring 2022-23

March 27, 2023

Summer 2022-23

June 19, 2023

What are the SCP Terms & Conditions? 

To access the full terms and conditions for SCP, view this webpage.