Academic Advising provides comprehensive academic guidance across all the years of your undergraduate career. Academic Advisors will also be there throughout your Stanford education—to help with course selection, choice of major, pre-professional pathways, research opportunities, and more.
Career Education (BEAM)
BEAM, Stanford Career Education prepares students and recent alumni to pursue and secure fulfilling careers. Members of our team are here to support your success. We provide career coaching, facilitate career programs, teach courses, and partner with our valued on-campus collaborators to provide comprehensive career education for students and alumni.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS addresses the mental health needs of our students by offering short-term and group therapy sessions as well as medication management with a psychiatrist. They also offer a 24-hour crisis line (650-723-3785) for students facing an urgent situation and need to talk to someone immediately.
Meeting the cost of an undergraduate education is a significant investment. At Stanford, we are committed to providing a comprehensive need-based financial aid program that makes it financially possible for admitted students to attend. There are a variety of funding options for Stanford graduate students based on academic merit, financial need, course of study, or type of degree program. Most fellowships and grants are secured through academic departments, outside agencies or governments.
Graduate Life Office (GLO)
The Graduate Life Office (GLO) can assist with a variety of situations including, but not limited to personal issues, roommate problems, family and health concerns, academic challenges, financial difficulties. GLO can also help you with practical questions about life on campus and in the local community. They know about support services across campus and can refer you to the staff or office best suited to address your needs.
Office of Accessible Education (OAE)
The mission of the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is to promote an accessible and inclusive environment for all students with disabilities. Through both academic and housing accommodations, we work to mitigate physical and attitudinal barriers that students might face. We are dedicated to supporting students with disabilities to give them the opportunity to perform at their highest academic potential.
Student Housing provides a home away from home for eligible graduate and undergraduate students, including couples and students with children. Living on-campus offers countless opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. Student veterans typically reside in graduate-level housing.
VA Education Benefits
Stanford is committed to supporting our student veterans and their families. Students that wish to utilize any of the various chapters of the GI Bill, Veteran Readiness and Employment or are on active duty orders and having their cost of attendance funded by the Department of Defense are required to coordinate with the VA Certification Officer to ensure all required documentation has been submitted before a student's enrollment may be certified. Students can contact the VA Certification Officer for help on how to navigate and understand the process of applying for benefits to pay for their education
Vaden Health Services
Vaden Health Services is the first stop for diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury, and ongoing conditions, as well as for preventive counseling and education. Other Vaden services include counseling and wellness resources, pharmacy, physical therapy, insurance, travel clinic, the Confidential Support Team and the office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). Vaden also offers Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored student health insurance plan.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.
Enrolling in VA Health Care
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, Calif., plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. VAPAHCS provides a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology, and physical therapy. The closest VA hospitals to Stanford are located in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. They provide free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government. They also assist with helping veterans understand their VA disability claims and, in some cases, challenging the VA claim decision.
Military OneSource is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users. Military OneSource can assist with getting relationship counseling, non-medical counseling for stress relief, financial counseling, document translation, spouse scholarships, education, and career benefits, child care options, and permanent change of station moves.
Peninsula Vet Center
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services such as individual and group counseling for veterans, service members, and their families, family counseling for military-related issues, bereavement (grief) counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, and referral, community outreach and education, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment referral, referral of other VA services
Project 9 Line
Project9line's mission is to support all Veterans including but not limited to those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by providing venues for them to communicate their experiences and express themselves. They offer veteran networking, programs, workshops and opportunities for all Military and Veterans to tell their story through the Arts and Activities.
Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and service members. Their goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education.
VA Military Sexual Trauma Resources
VA uses the term “military sexual trauma” (MST) to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service. MST includes any sexual activity that you are involved with against your will. Anyone can experience MST, regardless of gender. MST can negatively affect a person’s mental and physical health, even many years later. If you are having current difficulties related to MST, VA is here to support you in whatever way will help you best — from simply learning more about how MST affects people, to treatment that helps you cope with how MST is impacting your life currently, or if you prefer, treatment that involves discussing your experiences in more depth.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource available to any Veteran, even if they are not enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA. Care does not end when the conversation is over. The Veterans Crisis Line can connect Veterans to their local suicide prevention coordinators (SPC), who follow up to coordinate care. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
Warrior Canine Connection
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help Warriors recovering from the stress of combat reconnect with their families, communities, and life.
By interacting with the dogs as they move from puppyhood to training to adult service dogs, Warrior Trainers benefit from a physiological and psychological animal-human connection. As a result of their efforts, Veterans with disabilities receive the finest in trained service dogs.