Cost of Attendance

The total cost of your tuition and other expenses to attend Stanford GSB is one of the primary components used to calculate your financial aid package.

Cost of Attendance Breakdown: First-Year MBA 2024–2025
Cost Single Student Married Student
Tuition $82,455 $82,455
Living Expenses $19,008 $35,226
Housing $20,880 $31,122
Medical Insurance $7,620 $7,620
Health Fee $783 $783
Total $130,746 $157,206

What’s Included

The living allowance listed above 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 is included in the cost of attendance for all students, even if they are covered by an alternative insurance plan. The single student health insurance rate is listed above on the assumption that spouses will have separate coverage.

What’s Not Included

Expenses related to the global experience requirement are not included above. The total cost for the GER may range from $4,000 to $6,000. Some GER experiences can be considered in your cost of attendance calculation, and some cannot. Recipients of need-based fellowships may be eligible for additional grant funding up to 40% of approved expenses for one qualifying trip.

Adjustments to Your Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance may differ from the calculation above based on allowable budget adjustments, such as certain GER experiences or medical expenses, if applicable. 

How Spouses Are Accounted for U.S. Students

The U.S. Department of Education 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, which is lower than that of a single student with the same income.

If you are a married U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the cost of attendance that appears on your award letter will reflect that of a single student, and loan eligibility will be determined based on the single student cost of attendance. However, your fellowship eligibility will be determined based on the married student cost of attendance.