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Priyanka is age 37, has worked at Stanford for six years, and has two children under age five. Here are all of the ways she takes advantage of programs at Stanford.

Adopted a child $10,000 (adoption expense reimbursement)
Receives the Child Care Subsidy Grant Program for two children $3,000 (per year)
Used free, short-term professional counseling at the Faculty Staff Help Center $3,500 (per year)
Uses backup care for both of her children when regular child care was closed $640 (per year)
Receives STRP for her part-time master’s degree program at an accredited college in the Bay Area $5,250 (per year)
Attends Cardinal football games, purchasing discounted tickets $1,136 (per season)
Feels personally and professionally fulfilled when she sees the students she works with learn, evolve as humans, and identify their future paths Priceless

In your mid-30s and 40s, you value …

Your total compensation. Base pay is important as your career progresses, and at Stanford, that is only the beginning. This tool shows you how all of your compensation and benefits really add up.

Retirement savings and financial wellness. The more financial goals you have, the more you value having many ways to save, including your retirement savings accounts.

  • Learn about Stanford’s basic and matching contributions on the Start Saving for Retirement webpage
  • Sign up for financial wellness workshops or a one-on-one appointment with an advisor from Fidelity, TIAA or Vanguard from the Workshops & Guidance webpage

Career and networking opportunities. Here, you can grow professionally and network with others in ways that are uniquely Stanford.

Comprehensive health plans. Stanford’s medical insurance covers pre-existing conditions, prescriptions, mental health, fertility treatments, gender reassignment and substance abuse. Plus, you have access to dental and vision insurance. There is a lot to consider in deciding what coverage is right for you. Luckily, we’ve created some resources to help.

Caring for your family. If you have children or parents who depend on your care, Stanford offers several types of support.

Time away from work. There are many reasons to set the Out Of Office message on your email: vacation, PTO, sick time, family leaves including maternity/paternity leaves, 10 paid holidays each year, plus the annual winter closure each December.

Wellness. Would you like discounted health and fitness classes, a free annual fitness assessment, free personal training sessions, free wellness workshops and free tickets to select Stanford athletics events? Of course! The BeWell program gives you access to personalized wellness support, an action plan tailored to your needs and incentives ranging from $100 to $780 to encourage you to be your best self.

Flexible work arrangements. Depending on your role at Stanford, you might be able to work with your manager on a schedule that adjusts your workday start or end times to avoid peak traffic hours, or to occasionally work from home or from an alternative Stanford worksite.

Things Stanford pays for on your behalf. You may not want to think about unfortunate circumstances that may arise, but Stanford has you and your family covered, just in case.

Group rates on services you may need. Stanford occasionally works with providers to offer a la cart programs and services that you pay for, when you need them.

Saving money. Take advantage of the incentives, discounts and “perks” that come with being affiliated with the university.

  • Pre-tax commuter transit benefits, free/discounted transportation programs and the Commute Club through Parking & Transportation help you save money and improve your commute
  • If you eat in campus dining halls, review the Faculty & Staff Meal Plan for discounts
  • If you own a cell phone, like to travel, ride a bike or want to make the most of the university’s amazing facilities, you should check out Stanford Sweeteners for dozens of other “sweet” perks

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