Application Fee

The Stanford MBA Program application fee is $275 and is nonrefundable.

We recognize that for some, this application fee may be a barrier to apply. To reduce financial burden, we offer the following application fee waivers and fee reductions:

Reduced Fee for Defer Eligible Applicants

If you are in your final year of a bachelor degree or a joint bachelor/graduate program (and your degree will be conferred between 01 October 2020 and 30 September 2021) or you are currently enrolled in a graduate program (which you began immediately following an undergraduate or undergraduate/graduate program) you qualify for a reduced application fee of $100.

Military Service Fee Waivers

The fee is waived for active-duty U.S. military service members, U.S. military veterans who have been honorably discharged, and those serving in the U.S. military reserves. If you are eligible for a waiver, upload one of the following documents when prompted in the online application:

  • Option 1: Proof-of-service statement or letter, dated within the last 45 days
  • Option 2: Copy of most recent enlistment contract, dated within the last 365 days
  • Option 3: Copy of TA form showing date of separation (if applicable)
  • Option 4: Copy of your most recent leave and earnings statements showing estimated time of separation, dated within the last 45 days

Alternatively, you may submit other documentation, but it must indicate your current military status and the date you will be separating from that status. (Do not submit a copy of your military ID.)

Latin America Fee Waiver

If you are from Latin America (including Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico, and South America) —- and you make less than USD $40,000 per year —- your MBA application fee will automatically be waived in the 2020–2021 application year when you submit your application. The salary currency conversion to USD will be calculated based on exchange rates on 01 June 2020.

Application Fee Payment Method

The MBA admissions office will evaluate your application and release your decision only after you have paid the application fee (as applicable). We must receive your fee by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the deadline date for the round in which you are applying.

You can pay the application fee by credit card, e-check, or debit card while in the online application. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.

Last Updated 16 Jun 2020