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Cost and Coverage Dates

2018–19 Academic Year

The annual cost for Cardinal Care for the 2018–19 academic year will be $5,208. The annual plan, which runs from September 1 through August 31, includes coverage in summer quarter (whether you are registered that quarter or not).

The 2018-2019 Cost and Coverage Chart (includes graduate subsidy) provides information about the charges you will see on your university bill, as well as other important details, by quarter, based on when your enrollment begins at Stanford.

There is no option to change the coverage period or to prorate the premium. Students may contact Vaden's health insurance office at 650-723-2135 or submit a HelpSUticket for questions regarding waiving insurance coverage.  


2018-2019 Cardinal Care Cost and Coverage Chart


Cardinal Care Subsidy for Graduate Students


The University’s Cardinal Care student health insurance plan is managed by Vaden Health Center.  The Financial Aid Office administers an automatic University-wide subsidy program for Graduate students.  Please see the website below for more information:

For questions regarding the Cardinal Care subsidy, please contact the Financial Aid Office at .