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Stanford University

When railroad magnate and former California Gov. Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, lost their only child, Leland, Jr., to typhoid in 1884, they decided to build a university as the most fitting memorial, and deeded to it a large fortune that included the 8,180-acre Palo Alto stock farm that became the campus. The campus is located within the traditional territory of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. The Stanfords made their plans just as the modern research university was taking form.

Leland Stanford Junior University – still its legal name – opened Oct. 1, 1891.

The Stanfords and founding President David Starr Jordan aimed for their new university to be nonsectarian, co-educational and affordable, to produce cultured and useful graduates, and to teach both the traditional liberal arts and the technology and engineering that were already changing America.

Their vision took shape on the oak-dotted fields of the San Francisco Peninsula as a matrix of arcades and quadrangles designed for expansion and the dissolving of barriers between people, disciplines and ideas.

Student Affairs

Comprising more than 25 offices and centers, Student Affairs provides a broad range of services and support to Stanford students, including leadership development, residential programs, public service, career exploration and community engagement.

Student Affairs

Housing & Dining

Nearly all undergraduates and more than 60% of graduate students reside in 81 diverse campus housing facilities. Eight dining halls, a teaching kitchen and organic gardens provide the campus community with healthy, sustainable meals.

Residential & Dining Enterprises

Community Engagement & Diversity

Other programs supporting the student community:

Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley , Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition .

We are committed to leaving the world a better place. We pursue new technology , encourage creativity , engage with our communities , and share an entrepreneurial mindset . Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.

Beautiful, sunny, and full of opportunity.

Our campus is in the heart of Silicon Valley and spans 106 lush acres with world-renowned gardens and state-of-the-art facilities all surrounding our iconic Mission . But our campus is just the beginning of the story.

Santa Clara is located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay. We're adjacent to San Jose, the 10th largest city in the U.S., and just two miles from San Jose International Airport. Did we mention we enjoy nearly 300 days of sunshine a year?

The 50+ buildings on campus include the Mission Santa Clara de Asis , 10 residence halls, a spacious library/learning commons , the Center of Performing Arts, a 2,200 square-foot television studio, state-of-the-art classrooms, the de Saisset Museum , and extensive athletic facilities .

With the generous support of our friends and alumni, SCU's footprint continues to grow. We recently broke ground on the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building , which opens in 2016 and holds promise to become a premier arts destination in Silicon Valley.

A brand new softball field, also opening in 2016, will serve to attract some of the nation's top student-athletes to our NCAA Division I programs.

Every student at SCU has the potential to do something extraordinary.

A Santa Clara education gives you more than a degree—it transforms the way you see the world and your place in it. Grounded in ethics and social justice, it empowers you to help find solutions to global problems and effect change in your own community.

You'll take classes from professors who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to their own research and scholarship . You'll learn from experience through community-based coursework , internships , and independent research , all while being immersed in the innovation, energy, and opportunity of Silicon Valley.

We offer more than 50 majors, minors , and special programs for law, medicine, and teaching. Our graduate programs span business, engineering, education, counseling psychology, law, theology, and pastoral ministries.

Foothill College

With this direction in mind, Kump and Masten & Hurd went on to design what would later be called a “major work of architecture and planning, possibly the finest design yet devised by the distinguished office of Ernest J. Kump,” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Prior to its completion, the campus received a Design Award from Progressive Architecture Magazine in 1960. Upon completion in September 1961, it was clear the Foothill board and its administration had created something special and enduring for its community. The campus received accolades and awards from around the nation. In 1962 Time Magazine said, “Starting from scratch, Flint has already made Foothill a mountaintop among U.S. junior colleges–the fastest growing segment of U.S. Higher Education.” The American Institute of Architects gave the campus an Honor Award in 1962 and an Award of Merit in 1963. In 1980, the campus received a Special Commendation from the same group for “excellence in design that has stood the test of time.” {Figure left: raising the US and California flag at original site}

Virtual Campus Announcement

Given recent recommendations from Governor Newsom and the Centers for Disease Control, Foothill College has moved all instruction and student services online beginning Tuesday, March 17.

All student services will be located online and students should make virtual appointments. Staff are checking email and phone messages .

See contact information for Instruction and Student Services .

Thanks for choosing Foothill College!

We have an open-door admission policy. If you have a high school diploma or equivalent, you're in .

We're on the quarter system with a shortened summer session. For registration and other important dates and deadlines, see the academic calendar.

Student Fees & Tuition

Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit

Learn more about financial aid .

Basic Fees: $53.75-$55.75

This includes:

*VTA SmartPass Clipper Card

The quarterly SmartPass is $7.75 for full-time students enrolled in 12 or more units; $6.75 for part-time students who are enrolled in 6 units up to 11.5 units, and $5.75 for the students who are enrolled in less than 6 units. Get your SmartPass Clipper Card for unlimited rides on all VTA buses and light rail for the duration of each quarter you're enrolled. Learn more about the ASFC VTA SmartPass program .

Student Body Fee

This fee supports many services, activities, and discounts, such as free dental services, recreation room and movie tickets. Learn more about the OwlCard at the Student Activities Office.

Health Services Fee

This is a district governing board mandated mandatory fee, paid by all students.

Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing and students in approved apprenticeship training programs may request this fee to be waived by submitting the Health Fee Exemption Form .

For information about how to access student health services , visit our Health Center .

Student Representation Fee

This fee provides support for students or student groups to present student viewpoints to government agencies and legislators.

Fee Waivers and Reduction

Student Body & Student Representative Fee
  • The Student Body Fee & the Student Representation Fee are not required and are voluntary.
  • If you don't want to pay the optional fees, submit a request using the Optional Fee Waiver Request Form .
  • The optional fee waiver must be submitted during the registration period (on or before the second week of the quarter) and is valid for the applicable term.
Campus Center Use Fee
  • The Campus Center Use Fee can be waived for online students with no on-site meetings and who live outside of the district service area. Hybrid classes are not eligible for the campus center fee waiver.
  • Go to the Off Campus Center Fee Waiver Form to request the Campus Center Use Fee to be waived.
  • If you take only online classes with no on-site meeting and live outside of the district service area, choosing the Off Campus Center Fee Form will also waive the optional fees.
  • The campus center use fee waiver must be submitted on or before the sixth week of the quarter and is valid for the applicable term.
Fee Waiver Credits
  • The fee waiver credits will be released to your student accounts 24 hours after submitting the fee waiver requests.
  • You will also receive email notification(s) regarding your fee waiver request status.
  • If you have any fee waiver questions , send an email to foothillcashiersoffice@foothill.edu or call the Cashiering Team at 650.949.7331.

Non-Resident Tuition

  • Out-of-state and foreign citizens ($177 per unit effective 2019 Summer)
  • International Student Health Insurance $562
  • Out-of-state, foreign citizens and eligible visa holders will be charged $177 per unit in addition to the basic and required enrollment fees. (EX: A, E, G, I, K, L, H1, H4, Permanent Resident, etc.)
  • Health insurance is required for all foreign students who hold F-1 visas. For more information, see the International Student Program .
  • For residency reclassification request, please send an email to admissions@foothill.edu or fhresidency@fhda.edu .

Dual High School Students

  • Dual high school students enrolled in 12 units or more (6 in summer) at either Foothill, De Anza, or combined are considered a regular full-time student and will be charged all fees.

Calculation & Payment of Fees

Use the Fee Calculator to determine fees. All fees are due and payable at the time of registration.

Attention Students!

  • See important dates to remember for deadlines to enroll, add or drop classes and request refunds for each quarter.
  • Payment for classes is due upon enrollment. Drop for Nonpayment days vary for each quarter.
  • Students with an outstanding balance will not be eligible to register for future Foothill College courses, request transcripts, receive financial aid and scholarships or petition to graduate.
  • Payment may be made by check, money order, cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. DO NOT SEND CASH .
  • All fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Students are responsible for paying fees at the time of registration.
  • It is the student's responsbility to notifiy Admissions and Records and the Cashier's Office of any fee discrepancies.

Warning: Outstanding Accounts

  • All accounts with an outstanding fee balance at the end of the term will be forwarded to a third-party collection agency.
  • Delinquent account information may be reported to national credit reporting agencies by the collection agency.

Engage with Faculty

A hallmark of undergraduate education at Stanford is the opportunity to work closely with faculty (renowned scholars in their fields) who are actively engaged in research. Faculty can give you advice on your academic plans, mentor you in a research project, introduce you to colleagues, write letters of recommendation, and serve as guides and models for your intellectual pursuits. The relationships you form with your professors, advisors, and mentors will shape your undergraduate experience and influence you in ways that will last a lifetime.

Arts Intensive

3 weeks in September, 2 units of credit and most courses fulfill the Creative Expression Ways Requirement. All Arts Intensive Courses invite students to dive deep into a particular art form.

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