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Tuition & Financial Aid

A Stanford MBA degree is a significant investment in you and your future. Our community is committed to providing you the opportunity to attend Stanford GSB regardless of your financial resources.

Stanford GSB can help you fund your MBA through a combination of student loans and generous fellowship awards. Fellowships are offered to those with demonstrated need.

We provide aid to U.S. citizens and permanent residents as well as to international students who have demonstrated need. Fellowships are gifts from our community, and they do not have to be repaid. The average Stanford GSB fellowship for the class of 2023 was approximately $42,000 per year or $84,000 in total awards.

Need-Based Aid

Stanford MBA Program admission is need-blind. We do not consider your personal resources for financing your education in our admission decisions.

Every student admitted to Stanford GSB has demonstrated significant leadership potential, intellectual vitality, and personal qualities that will contribute to the MBA class. These admission decisions do not consider how you will finance your MBA degree — they are made before you submit a financial aid application.

Once you have been admitted, Stanford GSB calculates an expected student contribution based on your particular financial situation. The difference between the cost of attendance and the expected student contribution is then covered by a combination of fellowships and loans. Stanford GSB fellowships will be awarded based solely on your demonstrated financial need.

Your Financial Contribution

All students are expected to contribute a portion of their income and assets to funding their Stanford MBA. Students are encouraged to repay consumer debt before applying for financial aid at Stanford GSB.

Affording Business School
Affording Business School
Stanford GSB students share how they approached funding their MBA and their personal experiences navigating the financial aid process.

We’re Here to Help

The financial aid office staff is available to answer questions about the application process and policies at any time. However, due to the large number of applications for admission to the Stanford MBA Program, the financial aid office reviews and awards financial aid to admitted students only.

MBA 2014

“GSB fellowship support enabled me to acquire the technical knowledge, practice the managerial skills, and learn from the people and ideas that are helping me in my career and life exploration.”

MBA 2016

“Stanford taught me the skills that I needed to improve as a leader. My goal is to have a career of impact through service and education.”

MBA 2016

“Stanford is the institution I had dreamed of attending for years, and thanks to GSB Fellowships, I have even more opportunities than I could have hoped for.”