The total cost of attendance at Baylor University is
(which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
Along with merit-based and need-based scholarships, state and federal grants, loans (federal and private) and federal work-study programs, Baylor University provides links to several outside scholarships. If you are planning on studying abroad or are an international student, there are financial options and programs to help.
First In Line is a center on campus that helps first generation college students navigate some of the financial hurdles and questions when considering Baylor University. The initiative includes a scholarship for students participating in a pre-college program called First In LIne Success Academy as well as resources for current students. High school students admitted through to this program will be able to meet faculty and other first generation students and also be eligible for a pre-move in program that will extend throughout their college career at Baylor. The First In Line Success Academy Scholarship Program helps first generation college students by not only providing them with financial assistance of up to $15,000 for up to four years, but this program also provides assistance to first generation college students who are transfer students (with the opportunity to receive scholarship assistance for 2 years worth of school at Baylor. Students must fill out a scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.
First In Line also has the First In Line Living-Learning Program Scholarship that is open to first generation college students. This program provides additional need-based scholarship money to help students. You must apply for this scholarship in order to be considered.
First In Line’s Peer Leadership Program where students who are also first generation college students and have been involved with First In Line serve new students coming in. They mentor, provide guidance, and help new first generation students navigate the program and their budding college career. First In Line also offers the GAIN program. The GAIN Program stands for First Generation Assistance in Internships and Networking. Students will be provided with a mentor in the field in which they are studying along with ongoing mentorship and networking opportunities. Students in this program are also encouraged to attend professional development events and training as part of the On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP).
Baylor’s Student Financial Services helps students navigate everything from financial aid to paying for Baylor University to life after college and financial literacy. This page contains a small video library providing videos on a few common financial aid questions. A comprehensive list of helpful links and resources is also available on this page along with a helpful Financial Aid Timeline guide for students. Most Common Financial Mistakes provides answers many different financial questions in a useful publication.
The Student Financial Foundations page contains a wealth of information for students navigating their financial life and learning about finances while in college and beyond. On this page you will find a few tabs including Frequently Asked Questions and additional Financial Success Tools which provides links to Cash Course, iGrad, additional budgeting resources, and information about upcoming student loan repayment seminars.
Baylor University offers prospective incoming freshman access to a scholarship and financial aid estimator and cost worksheet. This page also provides information about how a student can afford Baylor University and several ways that financial aid packages can be bundled, called Award Approaches, in order to help affordability. Additionally, this page offers student stories where actual students share how they were able to afford Baylor.
The average student at Baylor University pays
Baylor University's financial aid meets
of student's demonstrated need
At Baylor University
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
The average Baylor University merit scholarship for students without financial need is
Baylor University offers several merit scholarships for incoming freshman based on academic achievement and uses class rank or scores on the SAT or ACT. Transfer merit scholarships are also available. Maintaining scholarships each year is contingent upon maintaining the required minimum GPA. You do not need to submit any additional application for consideration of these merit-based scholarships. There are also more competitive awards available to some of Baylor University’s students. Here is a directory to more competitive undergraduate merit awards with detailed information to help navigate each one.
Very few students pay the full price. Here's the average cost for students in different income brackets:
The average student at Baylor University takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at Baylor University is
after five years
after seven years
At Baylor University
after three years
The average starting salary for a Baylor University graduate is
After graduation, here's how the average salary at Baylor University grows over time:
Baylor University's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Baylor University's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect Baylor University's tuition pricing to be the following: