Financial Support Resources

Financial Aid

Special Grants and Loans

  • Office of Financial Aid – support programs for challenging financial situations: Stanford has created a number of programs specifically for graduate students dealing with challenging financial situations, including a family grant program, emergency grant-in-aid, and a housing loan to help with the costs of moving off campus.
  • Biosciences Hardship Program: Spring 2019 pilot program intended to address the needs of students who are experiencing a financial hardship related to the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area or other factors.

Fellowships and Funding

  • The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE): VPGE offers a number of special funding opportunities for graduate students, including fellowships and grants for individuals and groups.
  • Your department or home program: Your home program’s student services officer or program director can provide you with information about fellowships and other forms of grant assistance; research assistantships; teaching assistantships; and external funding sources.

Financial Literacy and Taxes