Stanford School of Medicine Financial Aid
Stanford School of Medicine recognizes that rising medical school costs broadly and the Bay Area’s high cost of living challenge recruitment, particularly of students with fewer resources. Stanford has long been a leader in addressing medical school debt, and Stanford MD students have historically had one of the lowest graduating student debt averages among our peer institutions and nationally. We remain committed to bringing a Stanford Medical School education within reach for students from mid to low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Starting in academic year 2024-2025, Stanford Medicine will introduce several changes to its Financial Aid programs. The changes to the Financial Aid program will allow Stanford School of Medicine to continue its generous financial program within current philanthropic resources for the foreseeable future.
The changes to our financial aid structure reflect our efforts to:
- Remain a preferred learning destination for a diverse group of future biomedical leaders.
- Recruit the best possible students.
- Ensure that students with the most need are funded.
- Offer financial aid programs that are competitive or superior to our peers.
Highlights of the restructured debt reduction program:
- LEADER: Students at the highest level of need receive full tuition plus a percentage of cost-of-living expenses
- Full Tuition: Students at the next tier have tuition 100% covered
- Graduated Aid: Students in this tier receive up to 70% tuition and a minimum of 35%
- Under this structure, Stanford School of Medicine had the lowest average graduating debt among its 20 peer institutions three times from 2017 to 2021.
Stanford School of Medicine will honor the financial aid program offered to each class upon their matriculation and the restructured program will begin for those students matriculating in fall 2024.
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Policies
Section 7.1 of the MD Handbook
Sources of Funding
Financial Aid Forms
- Marti Trujillo
- Director of Financial Aid
- (650) 723-6954
- Abera Metaferia
- Financial Aid Counselor
- (650) 724-3181
- Lawson Roberts
- Associate Director of Financial Aid
- (650) 723-6475
- For general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write to us at: Financial Aid Office, 1265 Welch Road, MSOB, Suite 100, Stanford, CA 94305-5404
updated November 17, 2022