Sophomore College has a $750 all-inclusive program fee, which may be reduced by half or waived entirely for eligible students. Stanford is committed to providing rising sophomores the opportunity to participate in Sophomore College, regardless of financial circumstances.
Sophomore College assesses an all-inclusive program fee, which covers tuition, room and board, books, and transport and tickets for organized class activities. All courses have the same fee, whether they are on-campus courses or travel courses. For courses with travel, travel with the class and off-campus meals during program dates are covered by the program fee.
The official program fee for Sophomore College is $1400. This amount appears on student invoices; however, through the generosity of Stanford donors, all SoCo students automatically receive an $650 scholarship, reducing the maximum student charge to $750. This $750 payment may be further reduced for eligible students as described below.
Financial need will have absolutely no impact on selection of students for a seminar.
All students will be automatically considered for financial support with the program fee unless students choose to opt out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Financial Aid Office determines, based on need, whether students may be eligible to receive a half-waiver of $375, or a full waiver covering the full $750 program fee.
Applicants will know whether they have received a fee waiver before committing to participate. The award amount will be visible in the application system at vcasc.stanford.edu by the time decisions are released.
SoCo financial support is directly applied to the student account after the program fee is billed and counts only against the program fee.
As during the regular academic year, students are responsible for the cost of travel to campus, or to the designated meeting location for seminars originating off-campus. Students are responsible for summer storage costs.
A limited number of courses may require costs that are not included in the program fee. If Financial Aid recommends that you receive assistance with the program fee and you are accepted to one of those courses, then we will also invite you to request financial assistance with those costs. For example:
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