Skip to Main Content
Navigated to Fees.


Policy Statement


The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) fees are established by student vote in Spring Quarter. Fees directly fund activities of student organizations and not operations of ASSU. The 2023-24 fees are:

  • Undergraduates—$208 per quarter

  • Graduate Students—$38 per quarter

ASSU fees are assessed in Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters and can be waived subject to certain conditions. Waivers can be requested during the first three weeks of each quarter. The window for requesting waivers begins on the first Monday of each quarter and remains open for three calendar weeks. Contact the ASSU for details. Waivers granted result in a credit to the student's University bill.

Campus Health Service Fee

All students enrolled on the main Stanford campus are required to pay the Campus Health Service Fee. The Campus Health Service Fee covers most of the services provided by Vaden Health Center, including primary care medical visits, psychological evaluation and short-term therapy at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and health and wellness programs. The services provided by Vaden Health Center are not covered by Cardinal Care or a student's private health insurance. More information and answers to questions about the fee can be found at the Campus Health Service Fee website. The fee for 2023-24 is $251 per quarter.

Health Insurance

The University requires all registered students to carry medical insurance to provide coverage for services not provided by Vaden Health Center. Those who carry medical insurance through an alternate carrier are generally eligible for a waiver of the Stanford Cardinal Care health insurance plan. Students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Stanford student health insurance plan, Cardinal Care, unless they have completed waiver procedures by the waiver deadline.

For complete information on health insurance, see the Vaden Health Center Insurance website.

Special Fees



Application Fee

Contact the Undergraduate Admission Office for information about the undergraduate application fee and the Graduate Admission section of the Office of the University Registrar for the current graduate application fee. Application fees for the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Business vary by program. Fees are payable at the time of application and are not refundable.

New Student Orientation Fee

A fee is charged to all entering undergraduates for the costs of orientation, including room and board, and for the cost of class dues to provide funds for later activities of the class.

Document Fee

Stanford charges a one-time Document Fee to all students admitted to a new degree or non-degree program. The fee is paid once only, regardless of the number of degrees a student may ultimately pursue. It covers the cost of a variety of University administrative services such as enrollment and degree certification, course drops, and adds done in Axess before published deadlines, diplomas, and official transcripts and their production.

The document fee for matriculated students admitted to a new degree is $250 and for non-matriculated students in non-degree programs is $125.

Law Student Services Fee

A fee is charged each quarter to School of Law students for supplementary course materials.

Graduate School of Business M.B.A. Course Reader Fee

A fee is charged each quarter to M.B.A. students in the Graduate School of Business to cover the cost of in-class handouts and licensing fees.

Late Study List Fees

Charges are imposed for late submission of study lists. The amount is $200.

Laboratory Fee

Students in chemistry laboratory courses are charged a nonrefundable fee.

Course Fees

Courses for which special fees are charged, such as in Music Practice; Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation; and Dance, are indicated in the notes of the scheduled class on Axess or ExploreCourses.

Dissertation Fee

Each Ph.D. and D.M.A. candidate has the option to either submit electronically or on paper. Electronic submission is free. Students who choose to submit on paper are charged a fee to cover the cost of microfilming and binding the dissertation and the cost of publishing the abstract.

Contact Information

The Student Services Center