Most financial aid received by Stanford GSB students is in the form of student loans. Detailed information will be provided about loan options once you have been admitted to the program and applied for financial aid.
You can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid or other resources (i.e., parents, relatives, friends, employers, and other external sources). Loans through Stanford GSB must be used for educational purposes.
Loans for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Prior to selecting your lender, we recommend you compare interest rates, terms and conditions, and repayment options for all loan programs.
Loans for International Students
The Financial Aid Office will determine which loans to offer you based on your citizenship status and the information provided in your financial aid application. Stanford GSB works with several lenders to provide loan options for international students. The school does not benefit in any way, financial or other, from these arrangements.
You are strongly encouraged to look for private loan options in your home country because you may be able to secure better interest rates. The Financial Aid Office will certify any educational private loan you choose; however, we recommend that you review the terms of these private loans, or any other private loan, before making your decision.