2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Stanford University is $53,529.
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2020-2021 is $55,796.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.24% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 5.42% from the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($55,336 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$51,354$18,778
2019-2020$53,529$19,796
Change % 2019-20204.24%5.42%
2020-2021$55,796$20,869
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $53,151 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $55,011 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.24% from the previous year. Its graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($48,199 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$51,354$18,778
2019-2020$53,151$19,796
Change % 2019-20203.50%5.42%
2020-2021$55,011$20,869
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Stanford University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Graduate2018-2019$1,127
2019-2020$1,166
2020-2021$1,206
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $92,800 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $141,300 for Stanford University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$92,800$109,200$75,800
7 Years After Graduation$98,600--
8 Years After Graduation$121,400--
9 Years After Graduation$109,000--
10 Years After Graduation$141,300$166,600$110,900

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees, we estimate 4-year tuition at Stanford University for future and prospective students. For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-year tuition is $228,458.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$54,926$56,360$57,831$59,341$228,458
Class of 2025Fall 2021$56,360$57,831$59,341$60,890$234,421
Class of 2026Fall 2022$57,831$59,341$60,890$62,479$240,540
Class of 2027Fall 2023$59,341$60,890$62,479$64,110$246,819
Class of 2028Fall 2024$60,890$62,479$64,110$65,783$253,262
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $318,556.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Stanford University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$76,539$78,565$80,652$82,800$318,556
Class of 2025Fall 2021$78,565$80,652$82,800$85,011$327,028
Class of 2026Fall 2022$80,652$82,800$85,011$87,286$335,749
Class of 2027Fall 2023$82,800$85,011$87,286$89,628$344,725
Class of 2028Fall 2024$85,011$87,286$89,628$92,038$353,963
Last year, 59% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $130,132.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Stanford University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$29,433$31,459$33,546$35,694$130,132
Class of 2025Fall 2021$31,459$33,546$35,694$37,905$138,604
Class of 2026Fall 2022$33,546$35,694$37,905$40,180$147,325
Class of 2027Fall 2023$35,694$37,905$40,180$42,522$156,301
Class of 2028Fall 2024$37,905$40,180$42,522$44,932$165,539

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Stanford University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Stanford University 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$53,529$1,245 $19,796
Graduate$53,151 $1,245$19,796


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