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Important Update

COVID's Impact on Winter Quarter 2022

Graduate and Professional Tuition Rates

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Tuition rates for the academic year 2021-22 are payable Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Choose your student classification to find tuition rates.
Summer 2022 tuition (coming soon) 

 Graduate Engineering Business School Medical School Law School Postdoc & Non-Matriculated Special Registration Statuses 

Graduate School (Master's / Doctorate)

Please note: PhD students in the Biomedical Sciences and in the Graduate School of Business are assessed the standard graduate tuition rates.

For Coterm billing details, please see the Registrar’s Office website

Total Units

Quarterly Tuition (unless otherwise specified)

8-10 units

$11,770

11-18 units

$18,105

each Graduate unit above 18

$1,207 per unit


Graduate School of Engineering

For Coterm billing details, please see the Registrar’s Office website.

Total Units

Quarterly Tuition

8-10 units

$12,540

11-18 units

$19,287

each Graduate Engineering unit above 18

$1,286 per unit


Graduate School of Business (GSB)

MBA Program 

Term

Quarterly Tuition 

First year (GSB)

$24,902  

Second year (GSB)

$24,902  

MSx: M.S. in Management for Experienced Leaders 

$129,700 Annual tuition

This is the annual rate, comprising 4 quarters: Summer 2021-Spring 2022



School of Medicine (SoM) 

MD Program

$21,249 per quarter

Total Units

Quarterly Tuition 

Regular enrollment

$21,249

Each unit above the quarterly maximum

$1,417 per unit


Stanford Law School 

$21,450 per quarter

Law/GSB Joint Program 

$22,712 per quarter

Multiple-Career Graduate Tuition  

For details, please see
Joint Degree Programs and Tuition Schedules

Tuition Agreement for Students with Multiple Programs (TAGM)


Postdoc & Non-Matriculated

Tuition Category

Quarterly Tuition (unless otherwise specified)

Postdoc Fee

$125

VSR Monthly Fee

$1,177

This is the monthly rate

Permit to Attend (PTA)

$5,668

Policies concerning auditing are available in the Stanford Bulletin.

Special Registration Statuses for Graduate & Professional Students

Graduate Part-time Enrollment (3-7 units)

Graduate students who need only 3-7 units to complete degree requirements or qualify for TGR status may be eligible for part-time enrollment. For more information on eligibility for part-time graduate enrollment and for information on how to apply, please see our special registration page.

Graduate Part-time Enrollment (OAE Accommodation) (3-7 units)

This registration status is for graduate students who have been recommended for an approved reduced course load by the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please see our special registration page.

Total units

Graduate quarterly tuition rate

Engineering quarterly tuition rate

3 units

$3,531

$3,762

4 units

$4,708

$5,016

5 units

$5,885

$6,270

6 units

$7,062 

$7,524

7 units

$8,239

$8,778

Graduation Quarter

$150 per quarter

Graduate students who have completed all degree requirements and need a registration status in order to graduate may qualify for a graduation quarter.  For more information on eligibility for graduation quarter and for information on how to apply, please see our special registration page.

Medical School Research Rate

$3,531 per quarter

For more information on eligibility and for information on how to apply, please see the School of Medicine Registrar's Office Reduced/Research Tuition Rate Eligibility web page.

TGR (Terminal Graduate Registration) / TGR Final Registration

$3,531 per quarter
TGR students who carry 0-3 units are assessed the TGR rate of $3,531.

Graduate students who have completed all degree requirements (including minimum residency units) but are working on finishing a thesis, project or dissertation may qualify for TGR. For more information on eligibility for TGR and for information on how to apply, please see our special registration page and our TGR page.