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Baylor University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,176 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,586 tuition
$9,096 on campus room & board
$1,364 books
$3,130 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$44,176 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$30,586 tuition
$9,096 on campus room & board
$1,364 books
$3,130 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$15,500 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,438 avg)
23% get state aid ($2,251 avg)
95% get institn'l aid ($15,500 avg)
52% get loans ($9,633 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.30% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $16,956 95%
Federal Grant Aid $4,438 21%
Pell Grants $4,156 21%
Other Federal Grants $289 21%
Institution Grant Aid $15,500 95%
State Grant Aid $2,251 23%
Student Loans $9,633 52%
Federal Loans $5,976 51%
Other Loans $15,838 12%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 - $16,000 Y
$1,000 Y
$1,000 Y
$2,500 Y
$4,000 Y
$4,150 Y
$14,000 Y
$2,000 - $20,000 Y
$1,500 - $6,000 Y
$1,500 - $2,000 Y R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: August 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Baylor University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-1011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,274
Out of State $1,274


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Raul from Killeen, TX
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Baylor University is more than just about receiving an education or college degree. It is about forming relationships and discovering who you are as a student. This discovery is explored through students, professors, and participation in organizations and events. The value of Baylor is there; it is simply up to the student to actually seize opportunities presented to them. Otherwise, the student will simply attend classes and only receive an education rather than an experience.

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  • Madison from Fort Worth, TX
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Baylor offers tons of scholarships and financial aid, even if you wouldn't receive financial aid from the Government. With that and set tuition Baylor is still a Private school and still expensive but after what aid and scholarships I have it's actually cheaper for me to go here. The cost is really intimidating but its not as bad as it seems on the surface.

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  • 1
  • Parker from Santa Ana, CA
  • Mar-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I hear that Baylor offers Bang for the Buck and I have been accepted and offered a $14,000 per year scholarship, BUT, tuition, room & board is still like $35,000 per year, not including, travel (California), books, etc so all in I think it's like $40,000 or $160,000 for four years. Unfortunately we are not rich and not poor, stuck in the middle and have no financial aid options. At this point am looking strongly at 2nd, 3rd & 4th choice schools that have offered more. My mom wrote to financial aid asking for a second look but came up empty. Any other students experience similar $ situation that have advice??

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  • Veronica from Texarkana, TX
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Worth it? After four years, I can say that while I do not regret my decision to attend Baylor, I often wonder if I might have had a more enjoyable experience at a public state school. Sometime the Baylor atmosphere can be a little stifling, but the prestige associated with the institution's name makes up for it in the long run, I believe.

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