Cost Summary

The following estimates the cost of attendance, including tuition and other expenses, for a first-year MBA student for the ten-month academic year (15 Sep 2017 - 13 Jun 2018).

 
Cost
Single
On Campus
Single
Off Campus
Married
On Campus
Married
Off Campus
Tuition $68,868 $68,868 $68,868 $68,868
Living Allowance 34,653 35,787 49,920 51,054
Books and Supplies 1,518 1,518 1,518 1,518
Materials & Program Fee 1,155 1,155 1,155 1,155
Transportation 1,005 2,010 3,060 4,140
Medical Insurance 4,968 4,968 4,968 4,968
Health Fee 630 630 630 630
Total $112,797 $114,936 $130,119 $132,333
Details

Living allowance includes rent, food, and personal expenses for a moderate lifestyle. An additional allowance may be made for eligible dependent children. 

Stanford University Cardinal Care medical insurance allowance is included for all students, even if an alternative insurance is used by the student. The single student health insurance rate is quoted for married students on the assumption that the spouse will have separate coverage. 

The U.S. Department of Education has established a set of calculations that governs the awarding of federal loans. The federal need analysis system compensates for the cost of additional family members by reducing the amount of income a married student is expected to contribute toward the cost of attendance: the amount is lower than that of a single student with the same income. As such, if a student is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and married, the cost of attendance that appears on the award letter will reflect that of a single student. Note: fellowship eligibility for married U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents will be determined based on the married student cost of attendance, and loan eligibility will be determined based on the single student cost of attendance. 

There are many ways to meet the Global Experience Requirement (GER). The cost of these expenses may range from $2,200 to $4,000 for the total cost. Global Seminars, Global Study Trips and the Stanford Tsinghua Exchange Program (STEP) that fulfill the GER are eligible for financial aid, both fellowships and student loans. Other options to meet the GER are not included in the cost of attendance, such as the Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) and self-directed internships.

The standard budget does not include the cost of a personal computer for the MBA Program. During the two-year program, you may finance a computer purchase with a loan of up to $2,500.

Last Updated 4 May 2017