Financial Aid

A Stanford MBA degree is a significant investment in you and your future. To help you fund the full cost of your attendance, Stanford offers generous fellowships to those with demonstrated need. 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 fellowship awards. Stanford GSB provides fellowships and loans to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as international students who have demonstrated need.

Fellowships are gifts from our community, and they do not have to be repaid. The average GSB fellowship is approximately $35,000 per year or $70,000 in total awards.

Need-Based Aid

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

Once you have been admitted, the Stanford GSB calculates an expected student contribution based on your particular financial situation. The gap between the cost of attendance and the expected student contribution is then covered by a combination of fellowships and loans. Stanford GSB fellowships are awarded based solely on your demonstrated financial need. You may also apply for one of Stanford GSB’s full-tuition fellowships for students from specific backgrounds.

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 prior to applying for financial aid at Stanford GSB.

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.

Last Updated 13 Dec 2018