Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is one of the primary components used to calculate your financial aid package. Below is the cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student for the academic year (11 Sep 2020 – 13 June 2021).

Costs and Financial Aid for the MBA Program

Cost Single Student Married Student
Tuition $74,706 $74,706
Living allowance 33,693 55,929
Books and supplies 1,671 1,671
Materials and program fee 900 900
Transportation 1,050 2,250
Medical insurance 5,928 5,928
Health fee 696 696
Total $118,644 $142,080
What’s Included

The living allowance listed above includes rent, food, and personal expenses for a moderate lifestyle. An additional allowance may be made for eligible dependent children.

Stanford University Cardinal Care medical insurance is included in the cost of attendance for all students, even if covered by an alternative insurance plan. The single student health insurance rate is listed above, on the assumption that spouses will have separate coverage.

What’s Not Included

Expenses related to the Global Experience Requirement are not included above. The total cost for the GER may range from $3,000 to $4,500. Some GER experiences can be considered in your cost of attendance calculation, and some cannot.

Adjustments to Your Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance may differ from the calculation above based on allowable budget adjustments, such as certain GER experiences or medical expenses, if applicable. To see what can’t be considered in your cost of attendance, see non-allowable budget adjustments.

How Spouses Are Accounted for (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Only)

The U.S. Department of Education compensates for the cost of additional family members by reducing the amount of income a married student is expected to contribute toward the cost of attendance, which is lower than that of a single student with the same income. If you are a married U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, the cost of attendance that appears on your award letter will reflect that of a single student, and loan eligibility will be determined based on the single student cost of attendance. However, your fellowship eligibility will be determined based on the married student cost of attendance.

Last Updated 3 Apr 2020