Stanford students enrolled in degree-granting programs pay the Student Activities Fee each quarter – excluding those on a Flex Quarter, Leave of Absence, or Graduation quarter. Co-terminal students currently billed as undergraduates will be assessed the undergraduate activities fee. The Student Activities Fee is included in the cost of attendance at Stanford. Therefore, the Financial Aid Office supports your Student Activities Fee in any need-based aid that it provides you.
The Student Activities Fee supports grant funding for graduate and undergraduate student initiatives across each academic quarter. These grants are approved annually by the student body via the Spring elections, or weekly by the ASSU legislative bodies.
ASSU Waivers are open from the first Monday of each quarter to the 3rd Friday of each academic quarter in line with the undergraduate academic calendar (Fall, Winter, & Spring). The Fall 2023 waiver period will open on September 25, 2023 by 10AM.
Waiver requests after this time may be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to approval by the ASSU Financial Manager.
Waive Your Fee
Students who are charged the fee may waive part or all of their Student Activities fee. Waiving your fee will reduce the available funding for the student organizations you opt out of as ASSU grant amounts are approved by the student population the previous Spring elections cycle.
Please note, waiving a fee means that you choose not to fund certain campus organizations, and do not intend to participate in any of the activities partly or fully supported by those organizations.
The fee waiver portal opens Week 1 of each academic quarter and closes Friday of Week 3. If you are having a problem submitting your waiver, please email email@example.com before the waiver deadline.
Student Financial Services will credit waivers to student accounts via Axess, typically by Week 6. If you do not see a credit to your account by then, please submit a help ticket HERE.
Late or retroactive fee waivers will not be processed. Exceptions will only be issued by the Registrar where students enrolled after the study list deadline and so were assessed the fee after the original waiver deadline.
Student organization leaders (as listed in CardinalEngage) may request a list of all students who waived their individual contribution to that organization’s Annual Grant.
You may place a partial or full waiver request below.