Applying for Aid
Suggested Filing Dates for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Round 1 Admits: postmarked by January 18, 2013
Round 2 Admits: postmarked by April 15, 2013
Round 3 Admits: postmarked by May 22, 2013
Although we publish "Suggested Filing Dates", a student can apply for financial aid anytime during the academic year. The financial aid application consists of various documents as explained in the Application Process section. As long as the required applications/documents are on file by June 15, 2013, your financial aid will not be adversely affected. After that, however, we cannot guarantee that fellowship funds will still be available. We process applications in the order they are received, so we recommend you complete the initial application process as soon as possible in order to assure that your funds are available at the beginning of the term.
The application processors will take approximately four weeks to forward your application information to the GSB. The Financial Aid Office will process your aid offer about four weeks after receiving a completed application file, typically in late March for Round 1. We recommend that prospective students who are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), do so before being notified of admission to the MBA program due to the four week processing time of the FAFSA. Please click on the Link at the top of the page for the application process.
Federal Law specifically states that we cannot include consumer debts (i.e., credit cards, car loans) in the student budget. Therefore, we are unable to increase your cost of attendance to demonstrate additional financial aid eligibility to assist you in making payments for such debt.
We strongly suggest that you do your best to repay consumer debt, before you come to Stanford. Moreover, we will not be able to decrease the value of your assets by the amount of consumer debt.
Though most US government educational loans have deferment options for students enrolled at the GSB, some educational loans may not have this option. Therefore, we will not consider this a debt against your assets. We encourage you to try to repay prior educational loans, which cannot be deferred while attending the GSB, before entering the program.