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Financing Your Education

Financing your graduate education is one of the critical factors when considering a graduate program. You want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Most graduate students at Stanford University require financial support to pay for their educational expenses. The Graduate School of Education and Stanford University’s Financial Aid Office are committed to working with students to provide financial aid that will cover the cost of attendance, including tuition and expenses from a variety of sources. Financial packages can include support from fellowships, grants, assistantships and loans.

All applicants who need financial support are encouraged to apply through the Financial Aid Office for loans by the March priority deadline to ensure receipt of financial aid packages by April 15. The Financial Aid Office services all of the University and can take up to 8 weeks to process applications. Applications require the completion of two forms (the FAFSA and Graduate Loan Application form). See the Financial Aid Office for information regarding your aid, such as the cost of attendance and applying for loans. For a listing of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships and for other Graduate School of Education and Stanford-wide opportunities, go to Fellowships and Grants.

For a more detailed description of financial support, please select the appropriate degree program:

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