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You don't say what program you will be in, but I can tell you this -- if it's a program that offers both Ph.D. and Master's degrees, most of the funding probably goes to the Ph.D. students and to the Master's students who plan to proceed directly to the Ph.D. program .

The thing to do in this case is to apply for the Ph.D. program to which many institutions (sorry not sure about Stanford) will admit you with the understanding that you will complete the Master's, there, first, as it is a prerequisite. This will likely place you in a sort of "middle" category if it works; not a Ph.D. student but an aspirant and thus qualifying for more funding than "just" a Master's student.

After all, who knows, you might go on to pursue the Ph.D. (not a good decisions financially in many fields, BTW). If not, you can leave after the Master's -- they cannot make you stay.

Good luck,
HB
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