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 2015-16


2015-2016 FAFSA - Complete online with Stanford’s school code 001305 on or after January 1, 2015.

Graduate Application

2015-2016 Graduate Loan Application
The Perkins Loan program is expiring at the end of September. Any completed applications received after September 8th will not be considered for Perkins, unless you are a continuing Perkins loan borrower in the same academic program.

Priority Filing Deadline

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

Application requirements and deadlines for Summer 2016 will be posted on this page by May 1, 2016. Application requirements and deadlines for academic year 2016-17 will be posted on this page by March 1, 2016.

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 1, 2015 3:09 PM