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Tuition and Financial Aid

A Stanford MBA degree is a significant investment in you and your future. 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 generous fellowship awards. Fellowships are offered to those with demonstrated need.

All MBA students who have demonstrated need, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for financial aid. Fellowships are gifts from our community, and they do not have to be repaid. The average Stanford GSB fellowship for the class of 2023 was approximately $44,000 per year or $88,000 in total awards.

MBA 2014

“GSB fellowship support enabled me to acquire the technical knowledge, practice the managerial skills, and learn from the people and ideas that are helping me in my career and life exploration.”

MBA 2016

“Stanford is the institution I had dreamed of attending for years, and thanks to GSB Fellowships, I have even more opportunities than I could have hoped for.”

Need-Based Aid

Stanford MBA Program admission is need-blind. We do not consider your personal resources for financing your education in our admission decisions.

In the admissions process, we seek to learn about how you think, how you lead, and how you see the world. These admission decisions do not consider how you will finance your MBA degree - they are made before you submit a financial aid application.

Your Financial Contribution

Once you have been admitted, we calculate an expected student contribution based on your particular financial situation. We provide aid to US citizens and permanent residents as well as to international students who have demonstrated need.

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 before applying for financial aid at Stanford GSB. The difference between the cost of attendance and the expected student contribution is then covered by a combination of fellowships and loans. Stanford GSB fellowships will be awarded based solely on your demonstrated financial need.

Affording Business School

Affording Business School

Stanford GSB students share how they approached funding their MBA and their personal experiences navigating the financial aid process.

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.