Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Stanford is $56,169. The 2022 undergraduate tuition is same as the last year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($58,876 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2022-2023 is $59,838. It is a 6.5% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $21,424 when a student live on a campus housing facilities for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 3.20% compared to the previous year.
Stanford Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$56,169$20,759
2021-2022$56,169$21,424
2022-2023$59,838$22,110
Change % 2022-20236.53%3.20%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Stanford directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the Stanford bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees is $55,011 for the academic year 2021-2022. The graduate tuition is same as the last year. Its graduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($50,786 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $55,011 for the academic year 2022-2023. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is estimated by school and vary by graduate programs. For details of program fees, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
Stanford Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$55,011$20,759
2021-2022$55,011$21,424
2022-2023$55,011$22,110
Change % 2022-2023-3.20%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Stanford directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the Stanford bursar/financial aid page for more information.
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. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $1,249. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,207.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2020-2021$1,234
2021-2022$1,249
2022-2023$1,264
Graduate2020-2021$1,207
2021-2022$1,207
2022-2023$1,207
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
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
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Stanford University and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Stanford University and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Stanford University$56,169
University of Arizona$12,736$37,258
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$12,076$39,906
Arizona State University Campus Immersion$11,348$29,438
University of Utah$8,893$28,345
Oregon State University$12,188$31,579

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Stanford?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $236,974.
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. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$57,373$58,602$59,858$61,141$236,974
Class of 2027Fall 2023$58,602$59,858$61,141$62,451$242,053
Class of 2028Fall 2024$59,858$61,141$62,451$63,790$247,240
Class of 2029Fall 2025$61,141$62,451$63,790$65,157$252,539
Class of 2030Fall 2026$62,451$63,790$65,157$66,553$257,951
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 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $334,348.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Stanford University.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$80,726$82,601$84,524$86,497$334,348
Class of 2027Fall 2023$82,601$84,524$86,497$88,521$342,144
Class of 2028Fall 2024$84,524$86,497$88,521$90,598$350,141
Class of 2029Fall 2025$86,497$88,521$90,598$92,727$358,343
Class of 2030Fall 2026$88,521$90,598$92,727$94,911$366,757
Last year, 61% 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 $120,964.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Stanford University.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$27,380$29,255$31,178$33,151$120,964
Class of 2027Fall 2023$29,255$31,178$33,151$35,175$128,760
Class of 2028Fall 2024$31,178$33,151$35,175$37,252$136,757
Class of 2029Fall 2025$33,151$35,175$37,252$39,381$144,959
Class of 2030Fall 2026$35,175$37,252$39,381$41,565$153,373

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 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 2022 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$56,169$1,305 $21,424
Graduate$55,011 $1,305$21,424


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