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) — An online application provided by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Graduate Student Loan Application — Stanford’s online institutional application
Requirements and Deadlines for Autumn/Winter/Spring 2020–2021


2020–2021 FAFSA — Complete online with Stanford's school code 001305.

Graduate Student Loan Application

2020–2021 Graduate Student Loan Application

Priority Filing Deadline

Six weeks before the first day of the quarter(s) for which you wish to borrow loans.

Requirements for applications for Summer 2021 will be published here by early May 2021. The priority filing deadline will be June 1, 2021.

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 November 24, 2020 2:08 PM