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The admission process takes place through the university for undergraduates and through individual departments for graduate students. Incoming and current students have several financial aid options at Stanford. Review the resources below to better understand the admission and aid opportunities available to you.

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Undergraduates: If you're an incoming undergraduate, apply directly to the university.

Coterms: Coterminal programs allow Stanford students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in parallel. Undergraduates apply directly to a department to enroll in a coterm program.

Graduate students: Prospective graduate students are evaluated and admitted by each program. Apply directly to your department (requirements, deadlines and contacts may vary).

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Financial aid

What financial aid looks like

Stanford offers financial assistance for students at all parts of their academic journey — from incoming first-year students to those looking to continue their education in engineering. 

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Students share their stories

“Looking back, I’m so glad I didn’t let the cost of Stanford stop me from applying. If I could give just one piece of advice to those unsure of whether or not they’d be able to pay for a Stanford education, take the time to familiarize yourself with the financial aid programs before making the decision not to apply because of cost.”