The University Bill
Tuition, housing, meal plans, and other fees on the University bill are billed by Student Financial Services. In general, all current charges will appear on the student’s account on the 20th of each month and will be fully due and payable by the 15th of the following month. It’s important to note that all University charges may or may not appear during a single billing cycle. Because charges are posted separately for tuition, housing costs, meal plans, campus fees, and other individual expenses, it’s possible that only some charges will appear within a one-month billing cycle. In such cases, additional charges will appear on the next month’s invoice. Questions regarding the University bill should be directed to Student Financial Services.
Financial aid awards from the High School Summer College office, when applicable, appear in the student's account under a separate header titled "Anticipated Aid." Financial aid funds are not applied to the total amount due until a day or two before the start of the quarter. For payment purposes, "Anticipated Aid" should simply be subtracted from the total amount of the invoice.
Student accounts that become past due are subject to late fees and financial holds that block enrollment, course changes, and ordering transcripts.
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Even though notification of the online bill will be sent directly to the student, we understand that a parent, guardian, or third-party benefactor may make the actual payments on the account. Stanford students are able to grant access to their online bills via Axess. A student creates a list of “Authorized Payers” by specifying individuals who will handle financial matters on their behalf.
Students in our program should set up any Authorized Payers well in advance of their arrival on campus. To do this, students should log in to Axess using their SUNet ID and password. Students should then click on the Stanford ePay link on the home page to log into Stanford ePay. Students may add an Authorized Payer by clicking 'Add New' in the Authorized Payer section of the ePay landing page and following the system prompts. Detailed instructions are available at Adding an Authorized Payer Guide
Each Authorized Payer will receive a confirmation e-mail once the student has completed this process.
Methods of Payment
Stanford University’s Student Financial Services provides detailed information on University Billing and methods of payment, including information on wire transfers and the ePay system.
Stanford University requires that each bill is paid in full during that month’s billing cycle. There are no payment accommodations available for the Summer Quarter. If full payment is not received by the due date, a late payment penalty of 1% of the amount past due may be added.