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 paying in foreign currencies should use our IFT option within Stanford ePay. IFT offers favorable exchange rates and eliminates bank fees typically charged for wire transfers. In ePay, payment in foreign currencies are made via Western Union and automatically posted to the student account once received. See International Funds Transfer (PDF).
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.
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.
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,
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 Permission cannot be withdrawn directly via Axess.