$50,703

Tuition

$71,587

Cost of Attendance

$17,271

Net Price

Stanford University Tuition and Fees

Stanford University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across different fields, providing quality education to students. The expense of education here is very moderate, compared to the tuition fees charged by different colleges. As per the 2020 - 2021 official information, the average cost for the undergraduate courses offered at the university adds up to about $53,529, which includes the total tuition fees and other expenses. While housing costs $16,433, the charges for books and supplies and other expenses stand at $1,245 and $3,363, respectively.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$51,354$51,354
Book & Supplies$1,455$1,455
Room & Board cost$15,763$15,763
Other Expenses$3,015$3,015
Total Cost of Attendance$71,587$71,587

As for the cost of attending the university, students should understand that the tuition forms only a portion of the expenses that are involved in the overall cost of attendance. They will be required to plan for various other expenses associated with the cost of attendance, including lodging, dining, textbooks, supplies, and the cost of living, among other things. For students attending the university, the total tuition and fees for one year add up to about $53,529. Apart from that, they should also pay an average amount of $1,245 toward books and supplies, $16,433 for room and boarding charges, and $3,363 toward other expenses in a year. So, the overall cost of attending SU comes out to be about $74,570 per year, according to the most recent information available.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$17,271

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$1,226

$30,001 to $48,000

$113

$48,001 to $75,000

$451

$75,001 to $110,000

$10,928

$110,000+

$43,779

The net cost of attending Stanford University – the actual amount that students and their families are required to pay in a given year – varies depending on the candidate's annual family income. The net cost to be borne is typically higher for candidates whose family income is comparatively higher. While the actual net cost is subject to one’s family income bracket, the average net price is estimated to be $16,779 at SU. The net cost for students with an annual family income between $30,001 and $48,000 stands at $1,145. Meanwhile, the net price stands at $1,959 for the $48,001-$75,000 income bracket and at $10,631 for an income between $75,001 and $110,000. This amount adds up to $45,693 for students whose annual family income is more than $110,000.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$51,354$51,354
Room & Board Cost$15,763$15,763
Total Tuition & Fees$67,117$67,117

At Stanford University, the tuition and fees for students who are pursuing undergraduate courses are estimated to be around $53,529 in a year. Alongside that, they will likewise need to shell out around $16,433 toward their room and boarding charges. Accordingly, the overall cost for undergraduate students at the university totals about $74,570 per year, based on the available data.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$50,703$50,703
Fees$651$651

As for the students looking to enroll in postgraduate programs at SU, the tuition and fees they are charged add up to $53,151 per year. This sum includes their graduate tuition of $52,479 and the graduation fees of $672 as well.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$1,127
Undergraduate2018 - 2019N/A

The total program cost divided by the total number of credit hours of the program – also called cost per credit hour – that the student has to pay to attend Stanford University varies for graduate and undergraduate courses. The cost per credit hour for graduate degrees sits at $885, while that of undergraduate degrees is $411, as per the 2019-2020 fee structure. At present, Stanford University also offers various online programs to students across as many as 112 different majors.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$15,763N/A
Other Expense$3,015N/A
Book & Supplies$1,455$1,455

As far as the housing and related charges at SU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $19,796 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. For off-campus students at the university, the room and board charges total about TTroom_board_off_campus per year. Coming to the books and supplies charges, the students will be required to pay an amount of $1,245. Furthermore, other expenses that the students should plan for come to around $3,363 for candidates who live on-campus.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$15,763

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$3,015

Off Campus

N/A

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,455

Off Campus

$1,455

As far as the housing and related charges at SU are concerned, these expenses add up to around $19,796 per year if the student has opted to live on-campus. For off-campus students at the university, the room and board charges total about TTroom_board_off_campus per year. Coming to the books and supplies charges, the students will be required to pay an amount of $1,245. Furthermore, other expenses that the students should plan for come to around $3,363 for candidates who live on-campus.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Masters $63,000 $1,400
Graduate Certificate $15,120 NA
Certificate NA NA
Certificate NA NA

Stanford University offers 47 online programs across 13 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

The current projected cost of attending a four-year graduate course, along with the living expenses, at Stanford University is around $375,750 as per official data. In comparison, the total expenses for undergraduate students stood at $16,779 for 2018-2019, $17,271 for 2017-2018, and $16,562 for 2016-2017.

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