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Cost Summary

The following estimates the cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student for the nine-month academic year (11 Sep 2015 - 8 Jun 2016).

 
Cost
Single
On Campus
Single
Off Campus
Married
On Campus
Married
Off Campus
Tuition $64,050 $64,050 $64,050 $64,050
Living Allowance 29,202 33,036 43,770 47,382
Week Zero Expense 1,062 1,167 1,467 1,566
Books and Supplies 1,437 1,437 1,437 1,437
Instructional Materials 1,350 1,350 1,350 1,350
Transportation 1,047 2,172 3,219 4,359
Medical Insurance 4,680 4,680 4,680 4,680
Health Fee 591 591 591 591
Total $103,419 $108,483 $120,564 $125,415
Cost of Attendance with Study Trip

The following estimates the cost of attendance for a first-year MBA student for the nine-month academic year, including the cost of a study trip to fulfill the global experience requirement.

  Single
On Campus
Single
Off Campus
Married
On Campus
Married
Off Campus
Study trip $1,500 $104,919 $109,983 $122,064 $126,915
Study trip $4,000 $107,419 $112,483 $124,564 $129,415

Details

Living allowance 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 allowance is included for all students, even if an alternative insurance is used by the student. The single student health insurance rate is quoted for married students on the assumption that the spouse will have separate coverage.

The U.S. Department of Education has established a set of calculations that governs the awarding of federal loans. The federal need analysis system 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: the amount is lower than that of a single student with the same income. As such, if a student is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and married, the cost of attendance that appears on the award letter will reflect that of a single student. Note: fellowship eligibility for married U.S. citizen or permanent resident students will be determined based on the married student cost of attendance, and loan eligibility will be determined based on single student cost of attendance.

There are many ways to meet the Global Experience Requirement (GER). You may add the expenses for Global Study Trips and Social Innovation Study Trips, as well as participation in the Stanford Tsinghua Exchange Program (STEP), to the cost of attendance. The expenses may range more or less than the amounts stated above. The actual expense will be added to your cost of attendance only when the Financial Aid Office is informed how a student intends to fulfill your GER. Stanford GSB will provide financial aid for students using a Global Study Trip, Social Innovation Study Trip, or STEP to fulfill your GER in the form of fellowship and loans. Other options to meet the global experience requirement are not included in the cost of attendance, such as Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) and Global Seminars, but may be subsidized by Stanford GSB.

The standard budget does not include the cost of a personal computer for the MBA Program. During the two-year program, you may finance a computer purchase with a loan of up to $2,500.

Last Updated 24 Mar 2016