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Though there are many financial resources at Stanford designed for both graduate and FLI students, some expenses will inevitably arise throughout your time on campus. In order to support you through these challenges, we have compiled a few resources on this page to address common challenges around FLI financial wellness.

Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money is the financial wellness program for students at Stanford which can be used to gain knowledge, skills and habits to be financially well and Stanford and beyond.


Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist graduate students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing financial hardship.

Guardian Scholars

Guardian Scholars aims to create a community of support for students that have faced experiences in the foster care system, as well as other non-traditional family backgrounds.

Additional Financial Support

Explore additional ways to receive financial support as a FLI Graduate Student.



Understanding Credit Score

Understanding financial aid

Understanding Student Loans

Services Around Campus

  • Bechtel Taxes: Free tax clinic sessions for international students:.
  • FLIP Drives: The first generation and low-income partnership hosts a zero-waste drive every year with different items including household and clothing items: Join the mailing list!
  • FLI @ Stanford Guide: Be sure to check out the FLI @ Stanford Guide, put together by Ian Macato ‘19.


Financial Wellness Courses

  • MS&E 41: Financial LiteracyPractical knowledge about personal finance and money management including budgeting, paychecks, credit cards, banking, insurance, taxes, and saving. Class especially appropriate for those soon to be self-supporting. Limited enrollment. Admission by order of enrollment in Axess.
  • Financial Literacy workshopoffered by Mary Morrison at the FLI Student Success Center in the latter part of the Spring quarter as students prepare to take internships, graduate, and travel over the summer.