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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 Plans Credit card, installment plan
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office
E-mail Financial_Aid@baylor.edu  
Web Site Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
 
Application Process
Application Deadline  
Award Notification On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Method for Awarding Institutional Aid Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003545
Free
PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID
Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants 2,687 (76.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Need 2,038 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 2,037 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 341 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 69%
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 Gift 1,340 (38.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,716
 
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants 9,090 (64.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Need 7,660 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 7,643 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 1,154 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 65%
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 Gift 5,263 (37.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,976
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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 Loans Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans Available
Other Loans Private loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available Academic 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)
 
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Employment
Work-Study Programs Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,930