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Cost Summary

The following estimates the cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student (MBA1) for the nine-month academic year (16 Sep 2013 - 11 Jun 2014).

Cost Single
On Campus
Single
Off Campus
Married
On Campus
Married
Off Campus
Tuition $59,550 $59,550 $59,550 $59,550
Living Allowance 24,087 28,122 34,581 39,415
Week Zero Expense 869 981 1,268 1,418
Books and Supplies 2,232 2,232 2,232 2,232
Instructional Materials 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,650
Transportation 987 2,061 3,057 4,137
Medical Insurance 3,936 3,936 3,936 3,936
Health Fee 555 555 555 555
Total $93,866 $99,087 $106,829 $112,893
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 $95,366 $100,587 $108,329 $114,392
Study trip $4,000 $97,866 $103,087 $110,829 $116,892

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.

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. The U.S. Department of Education has established a set of calculations that govern 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.

There are many ways to meet the Global Experience Requirement (GER). However, the expenses for Global Study Trips and Social Innovation Study Trips, as well as participation in the Stanford Tsinghua Exchange Program (STEP), can be added to the cost of attendance. The expenses may range more or less than the amounts stated above. The actual expense will only be added to your cost of attendance when the Financial Aid Office is informed how a student intends to fulfill their GER. Stanford GSB will provide financial aid for students using a Global Study Trip, Social Innovation Study Trip, or STEP to fulfill their 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), 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 up to $2,500.

Last Updated 16 Dec 2013