Payment & Cancellation

Program Fee

Your executive education program fee includes tuition, and may also include accommodations, meals, course materials, and more. See each specific program’s Overview page for complete details.

Fees are subject to change, as are programs, dates, and faculty.


Upon admission, payment details including an invoice and online payment link will be sent by email. Full payment of the invoice confirms your enrollment. Payment is accepted by check, bank wire transfer, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover).

Stanford LEAD

The program fee includes tuition, access to online course platforms, and all course materials. Admitted students will have the option of paying their tuition in three payments (40%, 30%, 30%) or in one lump sum. The first payment of 40% of tuition (or US $7,600) is due upon notification of admission. You will be able to pay with a credit card, check, or ACH/wire transfer.

All Other Executive Education Programs

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Financial Aid

Stanford GSB does not offer financial assistance for executive education programs.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that senior executives occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their not being able to attend the program as planned.

If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing at least 30 days prior to the program start date. If you submit your request 15 to 29 days before the program start date, you will receive a refund equal to 50% of the full program fee. If you submit your request within 14 days of the program start date, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Cancellation requests are valid only upon Stanford confirming receipt of your request.

The following programs have specific cancellation policies:

Stanford Executive Program: Be a Leader Who Matters
Cancellation Date Percent of Fee Refunded
On or before 01 May 2020 100% of paid program fee
Between 02 May – 15 May 2020 50% of paid program fee
On or after 16 May 2020 Full charge; no refund issued.
Stanford LEAD

Once fees for the program have been received, you will be given access to the online program. Until you access the program, you will receive a full refund if you cancel, minus a US $500 administration fee.

Once you have accessed the program, your fees will not be refundable. You will still have 24 months to enroll in courses and complete the certificate.