Applying for Aid

Requirements and Deadlines

To apply for aid, you will need to complete the following required forms:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — A web-based application provided by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Graduate Application — Stanford’s institutional application.

Please be careful to complete the correct versions of these forms based on the time period for which you are requesting student loans for federal Work-Study funding through your department. Use the following chart to find the appropriate versions and procedures:

Requirements and Deadlines for A/W/S 2017-18


2017–2018 FAFSA — Complete online with Stanford's school code 001305 on or after January 1, 2017.

Graduate Application

2017–2018 Graduate Loan Application

Priority Filing Deadline

Six weeks before first day of quarter(s) for which you wish to receive aid.

You can expect to receive notification of availability of an award letter at your Stanford email address within 6 to 8 weeks of completing all application requirements. You can track your status and award information on Axess.

Updated on September 6, 2017 10:14 AM