Graduate Education Tuition and Admission


Tuition for each course is $1,400 per unit. Each course ranges from 3-5 units, as indicated on course enrollment pages.

A required $125 one-time fee provides you with lifetime-access to your transcripts for all courses.

Military benefits

Students affiliated with the US Armed Forces may receive tuition benefits  through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and the Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as Chapter 30- Montgomery Bill and Chapter 31- Vocational rehabilitation.


Before you enroll in your first graduate course, you must complete an application and submit supporting documents. You can only enroll in courses during open enrollment periods, but you’re welcome to complete an application and upload transcripts and documents at any time.

To submit your application:

  1. Create a mystanfordconnection account
  2. Submit an online application
  3. Upload official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended and a copy of your photo ID

To enroll in a course (after submitting your application):

  1. Decide on your course or courses on Stanford Online
  2. Complete your payment during open enrollment periods

Once we receive your online application and payment, we will forward your completed application and documents to the appropriate academic department for review. If for any reason you are not approved, your payment will be fully refunded.

You will receive an email from the Stanford Center for Professional Development before the start of instruction that will inform you of the department's decision. You can always check the status of your request on your mystanfordconnection account. Once you receive approval, you're ready to begin your first course.

NDO Application Checklist

  1. APPLICATION- Create a mystanfordconnection account and submit an online application within your account that indicates whether you’ve chosen to pursue individual courses or declare a specific graduate certificate.
  2. TRANSCRIPTS- Upload official transcripts from all schools that you have attended to your account.
  3. RESIDENCY DOCUMENTS- All students must submit residency documentation: U.S. Citizens, non-U.S. citizens living in U.S. or international students residing outside of U.S.
  4. COURSE ENROLLMENT & PAYMENT- Enroll in a non-waitlisted graduate course during an open enrollment period and complete payment of tuition upon checkout.

NDO Visa/Citizenship/Residency Information

Domestic Students

U. S. citizen applicants are required to provide proof of citizenship or residency documentation. At the time of application, please upload one of the items listed below.

  • Picture page from your passport (must be at least 5x6)
  • Photo copy of your driver’s license or any government issued ID card   

Note: we will not be able to create your student record until one of these items are received.  

Non-U.S. Students Residing Within the U.S.

Per Stanford University policy, non-U.S. citizen applicants that are physically residing in the U.S. are required to provide residency/visa documentation. At the time of application, please upload the item(s) listed below to your account. We will not be able to create your student record until these items are received.

  • Picture page from your passport (required)
  • US Visa stamp page from your passport with date of issue and date of expiration
  • Permanent Resident Card (Copy of Front and Back)
  • Current Visa document, such as "Notice of Action"

Note: All submitted documents need to be valid for the full duration of your study.

International Students  

International students not residing in the US, please upload the following document to your account:

  • Picture page from your passport (required) 

If you have any visa related questions, please email