Financial Aid News

Award Letters

April 4, 2014

Financial aid award letters for many newly admitted students are now available. See tips on how to view and print your award letter.

Class of 2018

March 31, 2014

Stanford offers admission to 2,138 high school students.
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Reduced Hours in March

February 25, 2014

The Financial Aid Office will be open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm weekdays, Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 28. Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 31.

Tuition Rates Set for 2014-2015

February 18, 2014

Trustees reaffirm strong need-based financial aid program.
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Tax Resources

February 12, 2014

We provide links to several websites with helpful information on tax considerations for domestic and international students and their families.
Read full story »

Making a Stanford Education Affordable

December 18, 2013

Financial aid plays an important role in helping many undergraduates afford a Stanford education. In this video, current students share their experiences with financial aid and offer advice to applicants considering Stanford. The university admits U.S. undergraduate applicants on a need-blind basis, and parents with typical assets and family incomes below $100,000 are expected to pay nothing toward tuition.
See video »

Five Myths About College Debt

October 1, 2013

Stanford Provost John Etchemendy offers his thoughts on college costs and student loans. Read full story »

Constitution Day Lecture

September 10, 2013

United Status Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will offer a lecture on September 17 in honor of Constitution Day. Pre-registration is required. Read full story »

New Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation Signed into Law

August 8, 2013

This legislation lowers the Federal Direct Loan interest rates for the 2013-14 aid year. This bill also ties the future rates to the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. Read full story »

Federal Sequestration and Financial Aid at Stanford

June 5, 2013

Under the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the federal government imposed across-the-board budget cuts that became effective on March 1, 2013. These sequestration cuts affect higher education programs, including some types of federal student aid. Here is a summary of the impact of sequestration cuts on federal student aid programs that are used by Stanford students:

  • Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized): The origination fee has increased slightly to 1.051%.
  • Direct PLUS Loans: The origination fee has increased slightly to 4.204%.
  • Federal Work-Study: No changes for undergraduates. The number of FWS positions for graduate students is decreasing for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Perkins Loans: No changes.
  • Pell Grants: No changes.
  • SEOG Grants: No changes.
  • TEACH Grants: New awards disbursed after March 1 must be reduced by 6.0% from the award amount for which the student otherwise would have been eligible.

Please be assured that Stanford is not changing our commitment to meet the demonstrated financial need of our undergraduates. More information about the impact of sequestration can be found on the website of Federal Student Aid.

Admit Weekend Finances Presentation

April 29, 2013

Basic information for admitted students and their parents about financing a Stanford education.
Download a PDF of the Admit Weekend finances presentation»

Class of 2017

March 29, 2013

Stanford offers admission to 2,210 high school students. Read full story »

Tuition Rates Set for 2013-2014

February 12, 2013

Trustees reaffirm strong need-based financial aid program. Read full story »

Top 3 FAFSA FAQs

January 29, 2013

FAFSA questions and answers from the U.S. Department of Education's Homeroom blog.

Winter Closure

November 21, 2012

The Financial Aid Office will be closed during the weeks of December 24-28 and December 31-January 4. We will re-open on Monday, January 7, 2013.

Recent Changes to Federal Aid

July 9, 2012

An overview of changes that became effective July 1, 2012. Read more about Recent Changes to Federal Aid»

Loan Exit Counseling Sessions

June 1, 2012

Graduating students are encouraged to attend! Thursday, June 14, 10:30am, Graduate Community Center (STEP Students: 1:30pm). Read more about Exit Counseling»

Admit Weekend Finances Presentation

April 30, 2012

Basic information for admitted students and their parents about financing a Stanford education.
Download a PDF of the Admit Weekend finances presentation»

Stanford sends notification to Class of 2016

April 2, 2012

Stanford sent notification letters to high school students around the world, inviting them to join the Class of 2016. Read more»

Tax Resources

April 2, 2012

We provide links to several websites with helpful information on tax considerations for domestic and international students and their families. Read more»

Stanford Raises Undergraduate Tuition 3%

February 8, 2012

The Stanford University Board of Trustees has approved a 3 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2012-13 academic year. Read more»

Net Price Calculator

October 24, 2011

Our Financial Aid Calculator has been updated to include the estimated Net Price (total cost of attendance minus estimated scholarship/grant).

Satisfactory Academic Progress

September 26, 2011

New SAP rules for undergraduate and graduate recipients of federal student aid funds go into effect for the 2011-2012 academic year.

New Student Orientation

September 7, 2011

Stanford welcomes our newest students to the Farm. Read more»

Constitution Day 2011

September 7, 2011

Advice to recent graduates from USA Today. Read more»

Loan Exit Counseling Sessions

May 20, 2011

Graduating students are encouraged to attend! Thursday, June 9, 10:30am or 1:30pm, Graduate Community Center.

Stanford Admit Weekend Begins

April 28, 2011

Weekend for students admitted to Stanford's Class of 2015 begins Thursday. Read more»

Admit Weekend Finances Presentation

April 28, 2011

Basic information for admitted students and their parents about financing a Stanford education. Download Presentation (PDF)»

Interview with Mary Morrison

April 28, 2011

It's spring, so Stanford's Mary Morrison must be giving away millions. Read more»

Stanford sends notification to the Class of 2015

March 30, 2011

Stanford has invited 2,427 high school students from an applicant pool of 34,348 to join the Class of 2015. Read more»

Stanford Raises Undergraduate Tuition 3.5%

February 9, 2011

Trustees approve modest tuition increases for 2011-12. University maintains its robust financial aid program. Read more»

Office Closed Tuesday Feb. 8

February 2, 2011

The Financial Aid Office will be closed all day on Tuesday, February 8 for staff training. We will re-open on Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tax Resources

February 2, 2011

We provide links to several online tax resources, including special IRS instructions for taxpayers claiming education-related deductions for tax year 2010. Read more»

Stanford admits 754 early applicants

December 13, 2010

Students have until May 1 to accept admission offers. Read more»

Winter Closure

November 29, 2010

The Financial Aid Office will be closed during the weeks of December 20-24 and December 27-31, 2010. We will re-open on Monday, January 3, 2011.

"Get Schooled" College Affordability Challenge"

October 21, 2010

Submit your idea for an innovative digital tool to help simplify the financial aid process. You could win $10,000 and the chance to work with MTV to develop your project. Read more»

Go Green and Win an iPad!

September 20, 2010

The Student Services Center is giving away two iPads to students who enroll in Direct Deposit, use Stanford ePay and/or use AskJane by October 15. Read more»

New Student Orientation

September 7, 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am to 3:45pm - Financial Aid Office Open House! Visit us in Montag Hall. Parents can also meet with our staff at the Parent Lounge in the Old Union Clubhouse, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Constitution Day Lecture

September 7, 2010

Friday, Sept. 17, 4:00 pm, Munger Conference Center. Lecture by Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith on "Checks and Balances in the War on Terror." Registration required. Read more»

Closed for Staff Training on August 31

August 24, 2010

The Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid will be closed Tuesday, August 31, for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you September 1.

FWS Employer Conference

August 24, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2:00 pm, Montag Hall. Bring your questions about hiring and paying students through Federal Work-Study program.

Cap and Credit

August 24, 2010

The FAO's own Mary Morrison offers her perspective on the financial literacy of college student. Read more at bohemian.com »

Student Services Center

July 13, 2010

The Student Services Center (SSC) in Tresidder Union assists students and parents with billing, payments and the StanfordCard Plan.

Reduced Hours on Monday, July 12

July 8, 2010

The Financial Aid Office will be closed in the morning while our computer system is being upgraded. We will be open from 1 to 5 pm.

Loan Exit Counseling Sessions

June 3, 2010

Graduating students with loans are encouraged to attend on June 10. Read more»

Admit Weekend Finances Presentation

April 26, 2010

In case you missed our session on "Finances and Your Stanford Education" (PDF) during Admit Weekend, you can view the entire presentation here.

Transition to the Direct Loan Program

April 19, 2010

Stanford will begin participating in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program in Summer 2010.

Stanford extends admissions offers to Class of 2014

April 6, 2010

Stanford extended admission offers to just 7.2 percent of the high school students who had applied for admission this fall. Read more»

Stanford Maintains Aid, Raises Undergraduate Tuition 3.5%

February 19, 2010

Mindful of economic circumstances, trustees approve modest tuition increases for 2010-11. University maintains its robust financial aid program. Read more»

Tax Resources

February 1, 2010

The Financial Aid Office provides links to several websites with helpful information on education tax credits and related topics. Read more»

CashCourse

January 4, 2010

With help from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), financial literacy information is now available for Stanford students. Read more»

Winter Closure

December 16, 2009

The Financial Aid Office will be closed during the weeks of December 21-25 and December 28 to January 1. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2010.

Stanford Admits 753 Early Applicants

December 16, 2009

Students have until May 1 to accept admission offers. Read more »

Constitution Day 2009

September 24, 2009

On September 17 the Stanford Law School hosted a panel discussion on "The New Supreme Court." You can now view streaming video of the event. See related media »

New Services from the SSC

August 24, 2009

The Student Services Center (SSC) is providing new services including the enhanced StanfordCardPlan program and Ask Jane.

University Bill Information

August 17, 2009

Learn about Stanford's billing process, payment options, late fees, refunds and stipends. Read more »

New Tuition Program for Veterans

July 7, 2009

Stanford is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill intended to help veterans who are attending private colleges and universities. Read more in the Stanford Report »

Students and families with questions about the Yellow Ribbon program at Stanford can contact the Office of the University Registrar.
Read more about veterans’ benefits on the Registrar's website »

Admit Weekend Finances Presentation

April 27, 2009

In case you missed our session on "Finances and Your Stanford Education" (PDF) during Admit Weekend, you can view the entire presentation here.

CashCourse

February 13, 2009

With help from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), financial literacy information is now available for Stanford students. Read more»

Tuition, Room and Board Rates

February 11, 2009

The University Board of Trustees has announced rates for the upcoming academic year, 2009-2010. Read more»

Tax Resources

February 3, 2009

The Financial Aid Office provides links to several websites with helpful information on education tax credits and related topics. Read more»

Winter Closure

December 18, 2008

The Financial Aid Office, along with nearly all other departments on campus, will be closed starting on December 20. We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2009.

Stanford Admits 689 Early Applicants

December 18, 2008

Number of early applicants for undergraduate admission highest in Stanford history. Read more»

Provost Discusses Economic Downturn

November 21, 2008

Stanford Provost John Etchemendy discusses the impact of the current economic situation on university priorities, including financial aid. Read more»

Financial Literacy Class for Winter Quarter

November 21, 2008

Mary Morrison of the Financial Aid Office teaches students the basics of personal finance and money management.

Financial Literacy

  • Practical knowledge about personal finance and money management including budgeting, pay checks, credit cards, banking, insurance, taxes, and saving. Class especially appropriate for those soon to be self-supporting. Limited enrollment.

Student Services Center

October 16, 2008

The new Student Services Center in Tresidder Union provides answers to questions about billing, registration and many other topics. For details, visit the Student Services Center website.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2008

September 17 is Constitution Day! We offer links to online resources with information about the United States Constitution, including Stanford's own Constitutional Law Center. Read more»

Autumn Quarter Bills

August 20, 2008

The University issued Autumn quarter bills to all students on August 20. Undergraduate bills are due on September 15; graduate student bills are due on October 15. For questions, contact Student Financial Services.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

March 28, 2008

Stanford offers admission to 2,400 freshman applicants. "The competition for admission to Stanford this year was unprecedented," said Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid. Read more»

Financial Aid Staffer Recognized for Service

May 14, 2008

Mary Morrison wins the 2008 Amy J. Blue Award. Colleagues cited Morrison's extensive service to Stanford, as well as her many contributions off campus, in nominating her for the award. Read more»

Stanford Enhances Financial Aid Program

February 20, 2008

Undergraduate aid recipients will no longer need to borrow student loans. Other significant enhancements have been made to the program that will benefit aid recipients at all levels of income.

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