Parents are an important part of the college search process but sometimes add to the anxiety that teenagers face during a particularly stressful period in their lives. Learn more about what you can do to help.
A Stanford education is a significant investment. As a result, we are committed to providing a need-based financial aid program making it financially possible for admitted students to attend Stanford.
Parents can be assured that their students are cared for during their freshman year and throughout their Stanford career. All freshmen live and dine on campus and all are assigned two adult advisors upon arrival.
More than 14 percent of our freshmen are the first in their families to attend college and come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries—so they will not be alone in transitioning to a new environment.
The on-campus Discover Stanford program requires advance online reservations, and sessions fill quickly. Admission officers also travel the globe to meet with prospective students and their families.