Application Fee/Fee Waiver
Submit the $90 nonrefundable application fee with your Common Application.
Transfer Fee Waiver Request
Use the Common Application fee waiver guidelines to determine your eligibility. If you feel your financial situation might meet the fee waiver guidelines, you may request a fee waiver by selecting ‘Yes’ to the Common App Fee Waiver question in the application.
In order to have your fee waiver request approved and the application fee waived, please complete one of the following:
- Download and print the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC): Transfer Fee Waiver Form and select Option 1 on the second page. Then submit the form and a copy of your most recent Student Aid Report (SAR) as an email attachment to email@example.com.
- Download and print the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC): Transfer Fee Waiver Form and select Option 2 on the second page. Request a signature from an official verifying your eligibility for a fee waiver and submit the form as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not wait for your fee waiver request to be approved before submitting your application. If we need more information, we will reach out to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stanford does not offer CSS Profile fee waiver codes; however, your fee may be waived by the College Scholarship Service (CSS) if you meet their criteria. Please visit the CSS Profile fee waiver page for more information.
International applicants should submit the CSS Profile if they are able. If you are an international student who cannot afford the CSS Profile fee, or if you live in a country from which the College Board cannot process payments, you may submit the International Student Application for Financial Assistance (ISAFA) instead. Please visit our Transfer—International Students financial aid page for access to the ISAFA.
A good place to begin is the Undergraduate Basics section of Stanford's financial aid website . We also recommend our Net Price Calculator as a general guide to your family's eligibility for financial aid. Tuition costs and other expenses are itemized on the Student Budget page .
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