Rental Rates

Eligibility Categories 1a through 2b:

  • 1 Bedroom Rates From $2,909 to $3,254
  • 2 Bedroom Rates From $4,110 to $4,410
  • 3 Bedroom Rates From $4,666 to $5,032

Additional Carports, Garages, and Storage

  • Additional carport is $50 per month
  • Additional garage is $150 per month
  • Storage locker is $100 per month

Lease Renewals

At least a month before your lease is set to expire, you will receive a renewal letter in the mail. It will contain your new rental rate and an information form that needs to be completely filled out. You will also need to provide a copy of current renter's insurance. When completed, turn into the Leasing Office. If you have any questions about the paperwork, contact the Leasing Office at 650-725-2000 or

Eligibility for Living at Stanford West

1st Priority

1A - Faculty & Eligible Staff  

  • Tenure and Non-Tenure Line (includes SLAC and VA)  
  • Senior Fellow Members of Academic Council at Special Policy Centers and Institutes 
  • Senior Fellows at the Hoover Institution  
  • Medical Center Line (MCL)  
  • Clinician Educator (CE)  (includes Professor (full), Associate Professor and Assistant Professor) 
  • N11 and N99 Staff  
  • Acting and Visiting Faculty


  1B - Public Safety Officers employed by Stanford 


  1C - Staff

  • Other Staff employed by Stanford University or SLAC (includes Retired Faculty on Recalled Duty) 
  • Clinical Instructors
  • Academic Postdocs (also known as Clinical or Research Fellows) 
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Medical Residents

2nd Priority

2A - Hospital Staff

  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Employees and interns)

2B - Visiting Fellows (7)

  • (includes visitors to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences  CASBS)

2C - Employed on Stanford Lands

  • (includes Stanford Shopping Center, Welch Road, and Research Park)

3rd Priority

Employees within the city limits of Palo Alto or Menlo Park, or individuals age 62 or older who live in either of the two cities.

4th Priority

All other households who do not meet the above criteria.

* Qualifying Employment: must be employed at least 30 hours per week (75% FTE) at or above the minimum wage during the entire lease term. Lease term cannot exceed duration of Qualifying Employment.


Rental Rate Eligibility

Non-Stanford rental rates may also apply to those renters who are ineligible for the Stanford rate. In order to maintain occupancy at the Stanford Affiliate Rate, the original eligible Stanford person must occupy the apartment as their principal place of residence. If the Stanford affiliate is in contract to purchase a home or owns a home within the Qualifying Area or one using Stanford’s programs, the affiliate will be subject to paying a non-Stanford rental rate. All rental rates are subject to change. A premium of $200 per month applies to new leases and renewals with a duration of less than six months.

Eligibility Categories
2c through 4:

  • 1 Bedroom Rates Start at $3,490
  • 2 Bedroom Rates Start at $4,944
  • 3 Bedroom Rates Start at $5,599