STEP Students

Requirements and Deadlines

Documents Required

STEP students seeking financial aid for Summer 2021 through Spring 2022 should file the following three documents:

  1. STEP Loan Application

    Please complete and submit the STEP Loan Application. You will be prompted to print a copy of your completed application after submission.
  1. FAFSA 2020–2021 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    Please complete and submit the online FAFSA application for academic year 2020–2021. Enter Stanford’s school code (001305) so that Stanford will receive your data.

    If you have already filed a FAFSA for 2020–2021, you should open your saved FAFSA and add Stanford’s school code (001305) so that your FAFSA data will be sent to Stanford.

  1. FAFSA 2021–2022 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    Please complete and submit the online FAFSA application for academic year 2021–2022. Enter Stanford’s school code (001305) so that Stanford will receive your data.

Privacy Notice

For information about how we collect and use your personal information online, as well as a description of the rights and choices you have with regard to this personal information, please review our Online Privacy Policy . For information about how we collect and use your personal information over the phone, in person, or otherwise offline, as well as a description of the rights and choices you have with regard to this personal information, please review our Offline Privacy Notice .

You must provide FAFSA data for both 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 because Summer Quarter is considered to be part of the 2020-2021 academic year, while Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters are part of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Priority Filing Date

For the most advantageous funds through the FAO you should submit the three documents by March 5, 2021.

Notification

The FAO will send email notification of awards available through the University's data system, AXESS. Once you have decided to enroll at Stanford, all communications sent to you from the FAO will be sent to your Stanford email account.

Your quarterly financial aid amounts are available to view on AXESS and will be disbursed to the University bill at the beginning of each quarter. You can also track the status of your awards on AXESS.

Updated on May 18, 2021 2:12 PM