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Cost and Coverage Dates

2020–2021 and 2021-2022 Academic Years

The annual cost for Cardinal Care for the 2020-2021 academic year is $5,928.  The annual cost for Cardinal Care for the 2021-2022 academic year is $6,192.  The annual plan, which runs from September 1 through August 31 (for students who enter in Autumn), includes coverage in Summer Quarter (whether you are registered that quarter or not).

The 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 Cost and Coverage Charts (includes graduate subsidy) provide 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 a coverage period or to prorate the premium. Students may contact Vaden's Health Insurance Office at 650-723-2135 or submit a ServiceNow Ticket for questions regarding waiving insurance coverage.

2020-2021 Cardinal Care Cost and Coverage Chart

2021-2022 Cardinal Care Cost and Coverage Chart

2021-2022 Student Health Matters

Cardinal Care Subsidy for Graduate Students

The Financial Aid Office administers an automatic University-wide subsidy program for Graduate students.  Please see the website below for more information:

If you have questions regarding the Cardinal Care subsidy, please contact the Financial Aid Office at .


Please note that as of June 1st, 2021, MHN will no longer cover the copay for telehealth services as they have done since the start of the pandemic.  The mental (tele)health copay will be $25.00 as of June 1st, 2021 for each appointment with an MHN provider.


2021-2022 Student Health Matters