Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees payable to the Stanford Center for Professional Development include:

  • Tuition per credit unit (3-unit minimum up to a maximum of 3 courses)
  • One-time document fee (only charged for the first course registered at Stanford)
  • $100 drop fee for every course dropped before the drop deadline
Total Units Tuition
3-unit class $4200
4-unit class $5600
5-unit class $7000
Graduate Certificate (12 units) $16,800
Graduate Certificate (16 units) $22,400

Tuition and Fees  are reviewed annually and are subject to adjustment by the Stanford Center for Professional Development.  Any fee changes take effect at the start of each autumn quarter and are applicable for the duration of the academic year.


Payment for individual graduate courses is due by the start of instruction, unless otherwise noted. Access to online courses will be blocked and/or dropped if payment is not received by this time.

In order to complete course enrollment on Stanford Online, you will be prompted to provide payment information, such that: 

  • If you are solely responsible for your own tuition, you will be required to pay in full at this point. You must pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), or wire transfer (please email to arrange this payment). Credit cards are charged automatically during the checkout process.
  • If your tuition will be paid for by your company, you will be prompted to provide a company voucher, purchase order, letter of credit, or contact information for your company representative to provide approval and payment details. SCPD will contact the representative for approval and then invoice the company shortly after the quarter commences. Late payment fees are not applicable to company accounts. If paying by purchase order, voucher, letter of credit, GI Bills, or tuition assistance form, the document must be emailed to by the start of instruction, unless otherwise noted. Access to online courses will be blocked and/or dropped if payment is not received by the end of the first day of instruction.

As the student, you will be ultimately responsible for all tuition and fees, even if your company has agreed to pay and company agreement is in place for that payment.

Military Benefits

Educational benefits are available for veterans and active military personnel.


Eligibility for the GI Bill® is determined solely by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA will provide eligible students with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) confirming the type of benefit they are approved for, amount of entitlement, and any other important information.

Different types of benefits provide different support; the most up to date information can be found on VA’s website. Students wishing to use their GI Bill® at Stanford should follow the document submission and activation instructions located on this page.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.


If you are affiliated with the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy or Marine Corps, tuition benefits are available to you through Chapter 33.

If you are receiving Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans) benefits, you may use it for two professional certificate programs: