Mind over Money

Stanford Student Affairs runs Mind Over Money, a program with tools and resources for financial literacy.


The NSF Pre-Doctoral Graduate Research Fellowship is a three-year prestigious, nationally-competitive (about 10% of applicants are successful) fellowship. Everyone who is eligible should apply! Ph.D. students may apply during their first and second years of their Ph.D. Citizenship requirements apply. For more information, application details, and eligibility requirements, see the website.

We would also recommend anyone who is eligible to apply for National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

Some additional scholarship opportunities, including those for women, veterans, and LGBTQ+ students, can be found in this guide.


If taxes are not taken out of your stipend (likely they are not), you will need to pay quarterly estimated taxes to the IRS. Check with your Student Services Administrator to determine how to estimate your quarterly taxes.

Learn about how to pay taxes on your grad student stipend at Personal Finance for PhDs.


The closest ATM to the School of Medicine campus is located near the Stanford Hospital cafeteria, with ATMs for both the Stanford Credit Union and Wells Fargo. There is a small branch office of the Stanford Credit Union near the Emergency Room entrance to the Stanford Hospital.

Further afield, the Stanford Credit Union and Wells Fargo both have locations in Tresidder Union. Bank of America also has ATMs at Tresidder (see campus map). There is also a Wells Fargo in the Sharon Heights shopping center (near off-campus apartments) on Sharon Park Drive.


Other locations include*:

Bank of America

395 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-5831

Bank of the West

414 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 327-6000

First National Bank

1215 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94063
(650) 470-8888


300 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-2602
*located in downtown Palo Alto

*This does not constitute an endorsement by SBSA.