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2020-21 Tuition Rates

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Regular quarterly tuition for the academic year 2020-21, payable Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. For tuition for next year, see the Tuition and Fees, 2021-22 web page.

Tuition CategoryQuarterly Tuition
Graduate 11-18 units$18,105
Graduate 8,9,10-unit rate$11,770
Each graduate unit above 18$1,207
Graduate Engineering 11-18 units$19,287
Graduate Engineering 8,9,10-unit rate$12,540
Each graduate Engineering unit above 18$1,286
Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. program—first year)*$24,902
Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. program—second year)*$24,354
School of Medicine (M.D. Program)*$20,731
Law School$21,450
GSB & Law Joint Program**$22,444
Permit for Services Only (PSO)$5,476
Permit to Attend (PTA)***$5,476
TGR (Terminal Graduate Registration)$3,531
Medical School Research Rate$3,531

*Ph.D. students in the Biomedical Sciences and in the Graduate School of Business are assessed the standard graduate tuition rate.
**Law/GSB joint program tuition rate
***Policies concerning auditing are available in the Student Policies.

Undergraduate per credit hour rate is $1232.73

MSx: M.S. in Management for Experienced Leaders (GSB): tbd (annual, 4 quarters, Summer 2020 through Spring 2021)

TGR students who carry 1, 2, or 3 units are assessed the TGR rate of $3,531

Graduate: $1,177/unit (less than 8)

Graduate Engineering: $1,254/unit (less than 8)

PostDoc Fee: $125

Graduation Quarter: $150

Campus Health Services Fee: $232

VSR monthly fee: $1,177

Document fee

A Document Fee of $250 is 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.

Tuition and Fees for 2020-21

Some or all instruction for all or part of academic year 2020-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year.

Special Tuition Rates for Undergraduates, 2020-21

Stanford students are expected to be fully engaged in their academic programs so that they can complete their undergraduate degrees in four years. Hence, undergraduates are expected to carry a full-time academic load of at least 12 units per quarter and to pay the requisite regular tuition rate. Less than full-time study, and consequently reduced tuition, may be permitted in the categories specified below. The Registrar, in consultation with the Subcommittee on Academic Standing, is responsible for approving each request to register for less than a full-time academic load.

Reduced Tuition Schedule — Undergraduates 2020-21

Reduced Tuition Type Effective Quarters Min Enroll Units Tuition
per Qtr
13th Quarter Aut/Win/Spr/Sum 8 $9,864
    9 $11,097
    10 $12,330
    11 $13,563
Permit to Attend for Services Only (PSO) Aut/Win/Spr/Sum 0 $150
Reduced Course Load Aut/Win/Spr/Sum 8 $9,864
    9 $11,097
    10 $12,330
    11 $13,563
Graduation Quarter Aut/Win/Spr/Sum 0 $150

Special Tuition Rates for Graduate Students, 2020-21

Matriculated graduate students are expected to register at the full-tuition rate applicable to their degree program unless they are in the final stages of their degree programs and therefore in a special reduced tuition category. Eligible categories are listed below. See Special Registration Statuses for Graduate and Professional Students for eligibility.

Special conditions apply to students admitted as coterminal graduate students; for more information, please visit the Coterm Tuition Assessment page.

Students in the Stanford Law School, Graduate School of Business, or in the M.D. program in the School of Medicine should consult appropriate school officers about tuition reduction eligibility.

Reduced Tuition Schedule — Graduate & Professional Students, 2020-21

Reduced Tuition Type Effective Quarters Min Enroll Units Tuition
per Quarter
Engineering Tuition
per Quarter
Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) Aut, Win, Spr, Sum 0-3 $3,531 $3,531
TGR Final Registration Aut, Win, Spr, Sum 0 $3,531 $3,531
Graduate Petition for Part-time Enrollment Aut, Win, Spr 3 $3,531 $3,762
    4 $4,708 $5,016
    5 $5,885 $6,270
    6 $7,062 $7,524
    7 $8,239 $8,778
Graduation Quarter Aut, Win, Spr, Sum 0 $150 $150