Students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for financial aid. Due to the rigorous nature of our curriculum, you should not rely on part-time work to defray the cost of the program.
Stanford GSB Need-Based Fellowships
Fellowships are gifts from our community, and they do not have to be repaid. Stanford GSB fellowships are awarded based solely on your demonstrated financial need.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to borrow funds from the Department of Education’s Federal Direct Loan Programs. The government restricts these loans to students who are not in default on any previous loans and who do not owe a refund to any federal program. The federal loan program terms are subject to change.
The Financial Aid Office will determine which loans to offer you, based on your citizenship status and other information on your financial aid application. Domestic borrowers (i.e., U.S. citizens and permanent residents) have the option to choose between:
In order to facilitate this process, your financial aid award letters will reference these funds as “GSB PLUS Loan” or “Private Loan.” Later on, you’ll be able to customize your own loan package by choosing to borrow from either of the two loan programs.
Prior to selecting your lender, we recommend that you compare interest rates, terms and conditions, and repayment options for all loan programs.
You can borrow up to the cost of tuition minus any financial aid or other resources (i.e., parents, relatives, friends, employers, and other outside sources). Loans at Stanford GSB must be used for educational purposes.