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To expedite your payment, please use Stanford ePay.  Due to pandemic-related delays, please allow 2-4 weeks for paper check processing.

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February 1, 2021 - the ePay portal will have a new look and feel!


Methods of Payment

Stanford ePay

Use Stanford ePay to pay electronically in U.S. Dollars (eCheck) and foreign currencies (International Funds Transfer). Stanford ePay is the fastest, most secure and convenient way for students or authorized payers to make payment 24/7. To log in,

  • Students: log into Axess and click the Stanford ePay link.
  • Authorized Payers: use the Authorized Payer link at (instructions sent by your student are required for the first log in).

International Payments

International bank-to-bank transfer is available via Stanford ePay through Western Union or Flywire. Both services offer favorable exchange rates and eliminate bank fees typically charged with wire transfers.  


International Payment via Flywire 

From Stanford ePay, you will be directed to the Flywire payment site which offers a secure, streamlined payment process that makes it easy to pay online from countries around the world, typically in your home currency. Your payment is delivered in USD$ to Stanford with your student information for easy posting

Track the progress of your payment via Flywire anytime until it reaches Stanford.  Note: Payment will be reflected in Stanford ePay once received.

Contact Flywire multilingual customer support round the clock via email, phone, chat, and WeChat for assistance with your payment.

Learn more about Flywire and How to Pay

How to Pay for General Payments

How to Pay for China Payments

How to Pay for India Payments


International Payment via Western Union 

Use Western Union’s IFT option to pay in foreign currency within Stanford ePay. IFT payments are automatically posted to the student account once received.

Learn more about International Funds Transfer

Note: Include the IFT reference number from the payment instructions in the transfer from your bank to ensure the payment is credited to your student account.


Online Banking Bill Pay

Payers may use their personal online banking portal with any U.S. bank to pay the University bill. In their online banking portal, payers may see a drop down menu from which Stanford University can be selected, or may need to set up Stanford University as a Payee (in this case the Payee should be Stanford University, 459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 7, Stanford, CA 94305).

Note: Enter the student ID as the account number when making a payment via online banking to ensure fast and accurate recording of the payment to your student account.


Prepaid Tuition Plans

Students with such a plan should directly submit a Stanford bill (retrieved from Stanford ePay via Axess) to the Plan Administrator along with any other required documentation.

Payments from prepaid plans should include the student ID and be sent to:
Stanford University Payments Office
Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor
459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 7
Stanford, CA 94305


529 Prepaid Payment Options

Financial Aid and Student Permissions

Financial aid is automatically applied to specific charges on the university bill. To prevent a refund of aid when a student has a remaining balance due for the quarter, students can authorize Student Financial Services to apply aid funds to all charges within the quarter via "Student Permissions" in Axess. "Student Permissions" may be applied to all types of federal, state, institutional and outside financial aid with one exception: Federal Parent PLUS Loans. To grant Student Permissions,

  1. Log in to Axess
  2. Go to the Finances section of the page.
  3. Select View Student Permission from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Grant Permissions.
  5. Read the Student Permission Agreement (PDF) and click Next (or Cancel).
  6. Check the box "Yes, I have read the agreement" and click Submit.

Once permission is granted, the authorization remains in place indefinitely unless the student withdraws it. To withdraw permission, students should contact the Student Services Center. Permission cannot be withdrawn directly via Axess.