Special Circumstances for Undergraduates

Flex Quarter in 2020–2021

For the 2020-2021 academic year only, undergraduate students can designate one of the four quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer) as their Flex Quarter. During your Flex Quarter, you have the option to enroll for up to five course units with no tuition charge. Your Flex Quarter does not count as one of your 12 quarters of eligibility for Stanford scholarship funds.

A Fifth Year

Undergraduates may be considered for Stanford scholarship for up to 12 quarters, including enrollment at other institutions and quarters for which a student did not receive financial aid.

  • You may apply for additional quarters of aid if you require extra time to complete the minimum requirements for your first bachelor’s degree due to academic or personal difficulties.
  • Your need-based aid package for enrollment beyond the standard twelve quarters will include a student loan expectation.
  • If you choose to enroll in additional quarters to pursue academic endeavors in addition to your bachelor’s degree, such as a coterminal program, minor, second major, second degree, B.A.S. degree, or retaking classes for which grades have already been received, you may be considered for loans, job eligibility, and federal grants. However, you are no longer eligible for Stanford scholarship.

To apply for aid beyond 12 quarters, submit an Academic Plan in addition to all other standard application requirements.

Updated on May 18, 2021 2:19 PM