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Stanford Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Stanford University Cost?

See current and projected tuition and fees for Stanford University, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. You can jump to any of the following sections in our Stanford cost report:

How Much Does Stanford Charge for Tuition?

$56,169 In-State Tuition & Fees
$56,169 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Stanford University for undergraduates was $56,169 a year in 2020-2021. Students from California did not receive a discount.

Tuition Fees Total
Tuition & Fees $55,473 $696 $56,169

Stanford tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Stanford University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Stanford Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. Stanford University is fairly expensive when compared to other schools across the United States. It's yearly out-of-state tuition and fees costs for undergrads is $56,169. Note that Stanford does not give any in-state discounts.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Stanford University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

Nationwide Far Western US California
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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Stanford University Financial Aid.

Stanford Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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