Applying for Aid

Requirements and Dates

FAFSA Delay

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that colleges and universities will not receive 2024-2025 FAFSA application data until March 2024. In response, Stanford is extending the FAFSA priority filing date for first-year undergraduate applicants to March 15. Please see our Response to FAFSA Delays for more details.

Application Requirements

Filing earlier than our priority filing dates is not necessary.  Application requirements vary by citizenship status and enrollment/application status.  Please refer to the US Department of Education for a definition of Eligible Noncitizens. Stanford considers undocumented students to be eligible noncitizens for purposes of institutional scholarship eligibility, although they are not eligible for federal student aid funds. Follow the link below for an application checklist for your situation:

Freshman Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Continuing Students

Priority Filing Dates

New Students
Type of Admission If Application Submitted by Aid Notification Released

Restrictive Early Action

November 15

Mid-December

Regular Decision

February 15

Early April

Transfer

March 15

Mid-May

Continuing Students
Type of Admission If Application Submitted by Aid Notification Released

All

April 30

August

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Updated on January 31, 2024 10:44 AM