Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Stanford University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Such schemes include ASTA Northern California Chapter - Richard Epping Scholarship, AWA Scholarship Awards, CCNMA Scholarship, and Cal Grant A. It is interesting to note that, every year, around 70% of students at SU receive some kind of financial aid, while the total amount of assistance/loans provided is $2,962,768. More information regarding the financial assistance schemes can be accessed on SU’s official financial aid page at http://financialaid.stanford.edu/. Notably, a total of 18% of the applicants to Stanford University receive the Federal Grant every year. In comparison, 56% of the students are awarded the Student Grant, 56% get the Institution Grant, and 18% of the applicants receive the Pell Grant. Furthermore, the average aid for the Federal Grant receivers is $6,211, and the same stands at $9,051 for State Grant awardees and $52,223 for Institution Grant recipients. On the other hand, the average aid received by the Pell Grant awardees is $4,730. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. Students whose family income per annum is less than $30,000 will receive a federal aid of $66,696 on average in a year. For the $30,001-$48,000 and $48,001-$75,000 family income brackets, the average aid amount stands at $64,148 and $63,649, respectively. Meanwhile, the average federal aid for students in the $75,001-$110,000 income bracket is $55,240. And, for those with a family income of more than $110,000, the amount stands at $27,379. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. However, student loans attract a certain rate of interest at which the funds are borrowed. Candidates are also required to repay these loans within a given period. At Stanford University, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 7%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


Student Loans for Stanford University

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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