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COLLEGE PROFILE

Baylor University

Waco, TX

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$59,444
Tuition and Fees
$42,276
Room and Board
$11,754
Books and Supplies
$1,444
Other Expenses
$3,970
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailFinancial_Aid@baylor.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003545
Free

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants2,687 (76.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,038 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,037 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met341 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Award$29,550
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,031 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,060
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,604 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,309
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,017 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,340 (38.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,716
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants9,090 (64.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need7,660 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid7,643 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,154 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Award$28,278
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,440 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,291
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,140 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,712
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,123 (93.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift5,263 (37.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,976
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$44,540
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansPrivate loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Job skill scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
13,781
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
483
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
320
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
222
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,930
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.63 3.98 615 613 29
Low 2.60 2.65 200 200 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 770 36
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