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Late Fees and Penalties

Types of Student Late Fees

Late Payment Fees

  • If full payment is not received by the due date, a late payment penalty of 1% of the amount past due may be assessed. Anticipated aid (aid that has been accepted but not disbursed) will reduce the total amount due prior to late fees being applied.
  • If the payment is more than 30 days past due, a financial hold will be placed on the student account. Holds will block future enrollment, transcripts and diplomas. For more information, see Delinquent Accounts.

Late Study List Fees

Students submitting study lists late or making changes to their study list after published deadlines will be assessed a late study list fee. Late fee amounts are listed in the Preliminary Study List Deadline section of the Registrar's New Academic Deadlines page. 

Penalties for Returned Checks

A returned check fee may be assessed for payments made by check or eChecks (through Stanford ePay). Such fees are posted to the student's account.

The following rules and penalties apply:

  • A non-refundable $25 administrative fee may be charged for returned checks and eChecks.
  • Payments returned may cause holds to be placed on the student account which block future enrollment, transcripts and diplomas from being issued.
  • Late payment fees of 1% may also be applied to any unpaid portion of the student account.