Welcome to the Financial Learning Center where you can expand your knowledge and competency in financial activities at Stanford. We offer multiple channels to access financial learning resources.

Reminder: Please use your Stanford Google account, not your personal Google account, to access protected documents published on Fingate or in STARS courses. 

Stanford provides learning opportunities that range from online and instructor-led classrooms searchable on STARS.

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Fingate is an instructional website that allows campus users to quickly find information to perform financial activities efficiently, correctly, and within policy. Topic Overviews are available for all financial processes and provide links to related content (including classes, how-to instructions, policy, reporting, resources and forms).

Use the Learning Path Generator to get a sequenced list of online and classroom courses you should take to meet your learning goals, including related system access and authority privileges. It will generate the list based on the criteria you select: Financial Tasks, Financial Systems or Courses.

  • Financial Tasks
  • Financial Systems
  • Courses

The Learning Path Generator can be used by individuals, or by supervisors and managers to determine recommended learning paths for new team members.

Stanford Training And Registration System (STARS) is the learning management system used to enroll in, launch online courses and view training history for many financial courses.

Open labs are walk-in and virtual sessions where you can work one-on-one with a system or process expert. Bring your laptop and your questions/challenges.

The Learning Events Calendar includes upcoming instructor-led class schedules and campus learning forums.

Communities of Practice provide opportunities for colleagues to learn and share information. Current available options for Finance roles:

What's New!

New Courses:

Redesigned Courses:


  • Complete FIN-PROG-0020 annually to recertify your obligations as a financial steward of university resources.
  • Complete FIN-PROG-0103 every two years to recertify your obligations as a financial transaction approver.
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