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Making a world-class education possible

We meet the full demonstrated need, without loans, for every admitted undergrad who qualifies for financial assistance.


IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) Unavailable

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to automatically import tax return information to the FAFSA application, is currently unavailable.
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You can still complete the FAFSA application, but you will need to have copies of your federal 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ tax returns for tax year 2015 in order to respond to the income questions.


Applying for Aid

Application requirements, forms and deadlines. Note: We cannot confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements for admission applicants until after admission decisions have been released.

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In the Spotlight

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Tutorial: How To View Your Award Letter

One of our Financial Aid Counselors walks you through the steps to view your award letter in your student account.


Creating Your Personal Budget

This video from Federal Student Aid provides tips on creating and following a budget to manage your expenses while you are in college. Stanford gives you a head start on budgeting—check out the Cost of Attendance section of your financial aid award letter!