Housing Rates and Billing Information

Rates for Living in Undergraduate Housing

Required Housing Charges and Fees

The Autumn 2020 rates below are a flat rate per student based on the autumn contract dates of September 12, 2020 to November 22, 2020.  As such, proration of housing charges when a student is not assigned for the entire quarter will vary. Students should not make travel plans based on the September 12 contract start dates, as move-ins will be staggered over several days. Travel plans should not be made until a check-in date has been confirmed.

Autumn 2020-21 Housing Rates for Undergraduate Housing
Residences  Housing Charge House Dues - Upperclass House Dues - Frosh Technology Fee Meal Plans (Required)
All residences listed below:
Branner
Crothers
Escondido Village Graduate residences
Florence Moore
Gerhard Casper Quad
Governor's Corner Residence Halls
Governor's Corner Suites
Lagunita
Mirrielees
Muwekma-tah-ruk
Okada
Roble
Stern
Toyon
Wilbur
$3,575 $110 $140 $78 $1,973
Mirrielees $3,998 $110 N/A $78 N/A
  • Housing Charges for Autumn Quarter: the single student housing rates reflect the charge per person and are based on a flat rate per quarter which students pay for the entire length of their housing contracts, and which can be seen online in students' Axess accounts. Undergraduate housing charges are listed in the rates chart and are based on residence, student category, and type of housing. This fee covers the cost of providing a furnished room in an undergraduate residence, all utilities (except telephone, Internet, and cable), coinless/cardless laundry, and Residential Education staff assistance. 
  • Board Plan and Rates: a Stanford Dining board plan is required in all undergraduate residences except for students living in Mirrielees. Note: Guest rooms are not considered apartments. The projected board rates for the academic year are also listed on the Stanford Dining web site, and all students are billed through Student Financial Services on a quarterly basis.
  • Technology Fee: this $78 fee includes a land-line telephone, telephone service, and access to Internet (wired and wireless residential network)
  • House Dues: these fees cover educational and social programming and vary between residences.

Additional Housing Charges

Summer Housing: Undergraduate students with spring contracts who are contracting for summer housing will have additional housing charges billed for the period of time between the end of the spring term and the beginning of the summer term, as students pay for every night in housing. The charges for the nights spent in the spring residence will be added to the spring bill and the nights spent in the summer residence will be added to the summer bill.  Information and rates for summer housing are available online.

Unauthorized Occupancy Administrative Fees: Students who occupy a room or residence without authorization or who have an unauthorized occupant staying in their room at any time before or after their contract dates, termination of occupancy dates, during the closure period of autumn-winter academic recess, or other periods will be charged unauthorized occupancy administrative fees at $175 per day or portion of a day. It is assumed you are occupying the room until you turn in your keys and remove all of your belongings from the room.  There is also a $450 fee if you are found to be participating in an unauthorized sublicense arrangement.

Optional charges include:

  • Cable Service
  • Parking Permits
  • Early Arrival Fees - if you are given permission to arrive early
  • Interim Housing Fees - between summer and autumn or spring and summer
  • Late Stay Fee - if you are given permission to stay for commencement and are not graduating (Spring Quarter only)
  • Cancellation Fees and/or Termination of Contract Fees - will be assessed if you miss deadlines as indicated in the Residence Agreement
  • Contract Breaker Fees - will be assessed if you leave housing before the end of your contract and you are still an enrolled student at the home campus

Rates for Living in Graduate Housing

Graduate housing charges usually fall below local area rents, and include furnishings at no additional charge. Unlike most off-campus housing, Stanford also includes basic utilities — water, heat, electricity, garbage, and sewer — in the housing rate. Coinless/cardless laundry is also included in on-graduate housing.

Required Housing Charges and Fees:

Students in graduate housing are required to pay the following housing charges and fees through Student Financial Services while living in University housing. The quarterly rates for next year are listed on the 2020-21 graduate housing rates chart and the rates for this year are listed on the 2019-20 graduate housing rates chart. These rates are subject to minor rounding adjustments depending on contact start and end dates.

Housing Charges per Quarter: The graduate housing rates are based on a per diem rate for the full University calendar year (September 1 to August 31) depending on your residence, student category, and type of housing. Graduate students pay for every night that they are in housing. You are billed quarterly based on monthly rates while in continuous housing. Billing will be prorated based on your actual contract start and end dates. When you move in to housing, you pay from the first day of the contract period or the day you move in - whichever is earlier. If you are no longer enrolled and move out early, you pay to the end of the term or the date you move out, whichever is later. Your individual contract dates can be found in Axess. If you are not authorized to arrive before or after your contract start and end dates, you are subject to unauthorized occupancy administrative fees (see below).

Housing charges are billed once at the beginning of each quarter. For two-student couples, only the contract holder can be charged.

2020-21

Billing by Quarter

Billing Period

Length

Autumn

9/1/20 - 12/14/20

3.43 months

Winter

12/14/20 - 3/21/21

3.23 months

Spring

3/21/21 - 6/14/21

2.77 months

Summer

6/14/21 - 9/1/21

2.57 months

2019-20

Billing by Quarter

Billing Period

Length

Autumn

9/1/19 - 12/16/19

3.50 months

Winter

12/16/19 - 3/22/20

3.20 months

Spring

3/22/20 - 6/15/20

2.76 months

Summer

6/15/20 - 9/1/20

2.53 months

  • Unauthorized Occupancy Administrative Fees: Students who occupy an apartment or residence without authorization or who have an unauthorized occupant staying in their room at any time will be charged unauthorized occupancy administrative fees at $175 per day or portion of a day. It is assumed you are occupying your room until you remove all of your belongings from your residence and return your keys to your Housing Front Desk. There is also a $450 fee if you are found to be participating in an unauthorized sublicense arrangement.
  • Technology Fee: This fee ($78 in 2020-21 and $74 in 2019-20 for both on-campus and off-campus housing) is billed quarterly and includes land-line telephone (on-campus housing only) and access to Internet (wired and wireless residential network).
  • House Dues: Each term, graduate residences assess house dues for educational programs, social activities, and other services that aren't included in the housing charges. These dues vary between residences and billed quarterly.

Approximate Monthly Rates, 2020 - 2021

Single Student Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per person)
Escondido South
2 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Double occupancy $1,349
3 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Triple occupancy $1,177
4 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Quadruple occupancy $909
Escondido Village Graduate Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,165
Premium 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,688
Junior 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,375
Escondido Village Kennedy Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,071
Premium 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,661
Junior 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,256
Escondido Village
Standard Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $1,688
2 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Double occupancy $1,349
3 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Triple occupancy $1,177
Junior 2 bedroom, 1 bath high rise and McFarland mid rise Double occupancy $969
Lyman Graduate Residences
2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,349
Munger Graduate Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,382
Standard Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,223
2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,906
4 bedroom, 4 bath Quadruple occupancy $1,883
Rains Houses
2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,349
4 bedroom, 2 bath Quadruple occupancy $1,342
GSB Residences
Jack McDonald Hall 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $2,055
Schwab Residential Center 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $2,005
Couples without Children Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per apartment)
Escondido Village
Standard Studio All couples $1,688
1 bedroom, 1 bath low-rise All couples $2,193
1 bedroom, 1 bath mid-rise All couples $2,193
1 bedroom, 1 bath McFarland mid-rise All couples $2,173
1 bedroom with den, 1 bath low rise Two-student couples $2,498
2 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Two-student couples $2,698
Escondido Village Graduate Residences
Premium Studio All couples $2,165
Escondido Village Kennedy Residences
Premium Studio All couples $2,071
Munger Graduate Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath All couples $2,382
1 bedroom, 1 bath All couples $3,113
GSB Residences
Jack McDonald Hall 1 bedroom, 2 bath GSB Students $3,065
Schwab Residential Center 1 bedroom, 2 bath GSB Students $3,015
Students with Children Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per apartment))
Escondido Village
2 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Family with 1-2 children $2,429
3 bedroom, 1 bath low rise Family with 2-3 children $2,936

Approximate Monthly Rates, 2019 - 2020

Single Student Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per person)
Escondido South
2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,293
3 bedroom, 1 bath Triple occupancy $1,128
4 bedroom, 1 bath Quadruple occupancy $872
Escondido Village
Standard Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $1,626
Kennedy 2 bedroom, 2 baths Double occupancy $1,593
2 bedroom, 1 baths Double occupancy $1,293
Kennedy Junior Studio with shared kitchen, 2  bedrooms & 2 baths Double occupancy $1,202
3 bedroom, 1 bath Triple occupancy $1,128
2 bedroom efficiency, one bath Double occupancy $929
Lyman Graduate Residences
2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,293
Mirrielees
2 or 3 bedroom, 1 bath (Autumn Only) Double or triple occupancy $929
Munger Graduate Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,239
Standard Studio, 1 bath Single occupancy $2,089
2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,791
4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Quadruple occupancy $1,770
Rains Houses
2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,293
4 bedroom, 2 bath Quadruple occupancy $1,287
GSB Residences
Highland Hall 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,995
Schwab Residential Center 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1.945
Off-campus Subsidized Apartments
Oak Creek 2 bedroom, 2 bath Double occupancy $1,591
Oak Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bath Double occupancy $1,293
Oak Creek 2 bedroom, 2 bath Triple occupancy $1,061
Oak Creek 2 bedroom, 1 bath Triple occupancy $872
All other 2 bedroom apartments Double occupancy $1,293
All other 3 bedroom apartments Triple occupancy $1,293
Couples without Children Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per apartment)
Escondido Village
Standard Studio All couples $1,626
Premium Studio All couples $1,986
1 bedroom, 1 bath low-rise All couples $2,103
1 bedroom, 1 bath mid-rise All couples $2,103
1 bedroom, 1 bath McFarland mid-rise All couples $2,053
1 bedroom with den, 1 bath Two-student couples $2,395
Munger Graduate Residences
Premium Studio, 1 bath All couples $2,239
1 bedroom, 1 bath All couples $2,926
GSB Residences
Highland Hall 1 bedroom, 2 bath GSB Students $3,065
Schwab Residential Center 1 bedroom, 2 bath GSB Students $3,015
Off-campus Subsidized Apartments
Oak Creek Studio, 1 bath All couples $2,015
All other Studio apartments, 1 bath All couples $1,892
1 bedroom, 1 bath All couples $2,103
Students with Children Residence Occupancy Monthly Rate (per apartment))
Escondido Village
2 bedroom, 1 bath Family with 1-2 children $2,336
3 bedroom, 1 bath Family with 2-3 children $2,823
Off-campus Subsidized Apartments
2 bedroom, 1 bath Family with 1-2 children $2,336

Optional charges include:

  • Cable Service
  • Parking Permits
  • Cancellation Fees and/or Termination of Contract Fees - will be assessed if you miss deadlines as indicated in the Residence Agreement
  • Contract Breaker Fees - will be assessed if you leave housing before the end of your contract and you are still an enrolled student at the home campus, or if you graduate and move out before the end of the current term
  • Board Plan - Students in graduate housing can sign up for dining plans to eat at various locations on campus

Payment Information for All Students

Payment Services are available electronically through Stanford ePay, Stanford’s online billing and payment service. Bill notification is sent to the student’s primary email address (SUNetID@stanford.edu) and to any authorized payers the student has set up in Stanford ePay. Payment should be made through eCheck via Stanford ePay. If payment via ePay is not possible, the University will accept a personal or cashier’s check via mail or walk-in delivery, or a wire transfer. Payment may be mailed or dropped off at the Student Services Center, which is located at 459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 7, Stanford, CA 94305. Complete payment information and wire instructions can be found on the University Bill section of the Student Financial Services website.

Outstanding balances not paid by the due date may generate holds on your enrollment, transcripts, and degree conferral. Acceptance of payment of delinquent housing charges does not waive Stanford's right to terminate your occupancy for any other breach of the Residence Agreement. Acceptance of partial payment of delinquent housing charges does not waive Stanford's right to terminate your occupancy for failure to pay other outstanding charges.

Residents who are not matriculated and un-enrolled students (including summer visitors) must pay all room and meal plan charges in full before assuming occupancy of a room.

Billing Information

Fees for housing charges (except in private-title residences), technology fees, and meal plans are charged quarterly on the University Bill prepared by Student Financial Services.

  • All term charges are billed quarterly and due based on the schedule set by Student Financial Services. The dates can be found here.
  • All other charges are billed monthly.
  • Bills are generated on the 20th of each month (or the nearest business day thereafter) and are due on the 15th of the following month.

If you are assigned housing after the beginning of the quarter, you will be billed on the next billing cycle after the charges are incurred. If you are reassigned at any time during the year, your housing charges will be adjusted effective the date you check into the new residence and you will see multiple charges on your account. The balance of the adjustment will be due (or refunded) during the next monthly billing cycle. If you are pre-approved to move into undergraduate housing earlier than your contract start date or to move out later than your contract end date, you will be charged at a premium per diem rate for the extra nights in housing.

The Student Services Center (SSC), located on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union, is available to answer questions regarding the University bill. Students may visit the SSC in person, call 866-993-7772, or submit a HelpSU ticket. For more information about the SSC, please visit studentservicescenter.stanford.edu.