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2024-2025 Graduate and Professional Tuition Rates

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Tuition rates for the academic year 2024-25 

Choose your student classification to find tuition rates.

(Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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

Changed your enrollment during the add/drop period? Learn when your tuition charges will update.
(Visiting Summer Session student? Please use the Summer Session cost calculator.) 


Graduate School (Master's / Doctorate)

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

Coterm billing details

Total UnitsQuarterly Tuition (unless otherwise specified) 
8-10 units$13,240
11-18 units$20,365
each Graduate unit above 18$1,358 per unit
1-7 units (Summer only)$1,324 per unit


Graduate School of Engineering

Coterm billing details

Total UnitsQuarterly Tuition 
8-10 units$14,100
11-18 units$21,694
each Graduate Engineering unit above 18$1,446 per unit
1-7 units (Summer only)$1,410 per unit


Graduate School of Business (GSB)

MBA Program 

TermQuarterly Tuition  
First year (GSB)$27,485  
Second year (GSB)$26,620 

MSx: M.S. in Management for Experienced Leaders 

$143,144 Annual tuition

This is the annual rate, comprising 4 quarters: Summer 2024-Spring 2025


School of Medicine (SoM) 

MD Program

$22,435 per quarter

Total UnitsQuarterly Tuition  
Regular enrollment$22,435
Each unit above the quarterly maximum$1,496 per unit


Stanford Law School 

$24,825 per quarter

Law/GSB Joint Program 

$25,208 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 CategoryQuarterly Tuition (unless otherwise specified) 
Postdoc Fee$125
VSR Monthly Fee


This is the monthly rate

Permit to Attend (PTA)


Policies concerning auditing are available in the Student Policies section.


Special Registration Statuses for Graduate & Professional Students

Graduate Part-time Enrollment (3-7 units; Autumn, Winter, Spring)

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; Autumn, Winter, Spring)

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 unitsGraduate quarterly tuition rateEngineering quarterly tuition rate
3 units$3,972$4,230
4 units$5,296$5,640
5 units$6,620$7,050
6 units$7,944$8,460
7 units$9,268$9,870

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

$3,728 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

$3,972 per quarter 
TGR students who carry 0-3 units are assessed the TGR rate.

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.

Tuition Charge Updates During the Add/Drop Period

Up until the add/drop deadline (Final Study List Deadline), when you adjust your enrollment and move into a new tuition bracket, your tuition charges will update automatically within 24-48 hours. 

Please note:

  • After the Final Study List Deadline, there are no tuition reductions for withdrawn courses. Courses dropped after the deadline are considered “withdrawn.” They will show with a “W” on your transcript, and will count towards your tuition charges.
  • For Engineering Grad, GSB, SLS, and SoM students: Waitlisted courses count toward your tuition assessment. 
  • If you have requested a Special Registration Status, your tuition will not be updated until the eForm is processed. You can review eForm processing timelines and log back into your eForm at any time to see the status of your request.

To review your student financial account details: 

  • Log into Axess (Student role) > “My Finances” tab > Bill & Payment System > View & Pay My Bill
  • Click on the "Account Activity" tab
  • Choose a quarter to review and click the down arrow ( v ) on the right to see details