Financial Costs

Although the exact cost of attending Baylor University will vary according to personal habits, tastes, and financial resources, there are some fees that all students pay. For an estimate of the 2022-23 graduate expenses for one semester including tuition, fees, room, and meals, please visit www.baylor.edu/sfs/gradcost.

For financial aid purposes, the Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the total cost to attend Baylor University. It not only includes direct costs as outlined above, but also indirect costs. Direct costs are those billed by Baylor, such as tuition, fees, and on-campus room and meals for students who live on campus. Indirect costs are books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses. To see estimates that include these and other costs, please visit https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=965634.

Tuition

Regular tuition, per semester hour: $2,154.00

A graduate student studying with one or more faculty members and using the resources of the campus is required to register for at least one semester hour of graduate credit. Students must be registered for at least one semester hour of graduate credit during the semester of intended graduation.

Fees

Expense/Fee Amount
Administrative fee, per term (certain programs only) $100.00
Application fee for:
All graduate programs
$50.00
Executive MBA students
$100.00
Application fee for transfer of credit
$25.00
Applications will not be processed without this fee. This fee will not be waived. (Application fees subject to change).
Applied Music fee, per semester for one 30-minute lesson per week $360.00
Audit fee, per course $370.00
Commencement charges
Master’s cap/gown/hood, purchase through bookstore, no return
$129.90
Doctoral cap/gown/hood, rental, return required1
$81.00
Doctoral cap/gown/hood, purchase, no return, includes shipping1
$1,045.55
Duplicate diploma to replace lost original (special order through Office of Registrar, Suite 380)
$25.00
Graduate Student charges/fees2
Copyrighting of dissertation (optional)
$55.00
Copyrighting of thesis (optional)
$55.00
Identification card replacement fee $20.00
Installment plan fee (standard) $60.00
Installment plan fee (deferred) $80.00
Summer installment plan fee (unless receiving stipend) $24.00
Laboratory/Course fee, per course ($50.00 minimum, charges vary) $50.00
Late Fee
After due date
$25.00
Parking Permit fees $450.00
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Handled in Graduate School Office

2

Fees subject to change

Rooms and Housing

Charges are per person, per semester

Expense/Fee Amount
Single Room $4,870.00
Single Room/Suite with Shared Bathroom $4,950.00
Single Room/Suite with Private Bathroom $5,660.00
Double Room $3,670.00
Double Room/Suite with Shared Bathroom $4,340.00
Double Room/Suite with Private Bathroom $4,440.00
Triple Room $3,520.00
Triple Room/Suite with Shared Bathroom $3,670.00
Apartment Single Gold $5,820.00
Apartment Single Green $4,800.00
Apartment Double Gold $4,570.00
Apartment UP Single $3,920.00
Apartment UP Gold Single $5,260.00
Expanded Occupancy $3,370.00

For more information on rooms and housing visit www.baylor.edu/cll (Room types and Rates)

Meals

Expense/Fee Amount
All Access 7 days per week plus $150 Dining Dollars $3,123.631
All Access 5 days per week plus $100 Dining Dollars $2,734.131
Block 170 plus $300 Dining Dollars $2,003.86
Block 100 plus $125 Dining Dollars $1,158.79
Block 65 plus $225 Dining Dollars $869.09
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8.25% tax included

Estimate of Expenses per Semester

Expense/Fee Amount
Tuition, normal course load of nine semester hours @ $2,154.00 per semester hour1 $19,386.00
Laboratory/Course fee, per course varies $50.00 to $250.00
Parking Permit fee, annual $450.00
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Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and the MBA and MBA/MSIS combined programs will pay a flat tuition rate of $25,869.00 if enrolled in 12 or more hours. 8.25% tax included.

Method of Billing

Baylor uses electronic billing (E-Bill System) as its official billing method and students are responsible for viewing and paying their student accounts by the scheduled due date as reflected in emails to the students and in the invoices, statements, and schedules within the My Account tab of the E-Bill System, or in the following link: www.baylor.edu/sfs/duedates. Failure to review E-Bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying on time.

Financial Aid

Aid described as “estimated” on the student account, E-Bill, or Financial Aid Award does not represent actual or guaranteed payment of that aid to the student but is an estimate of the aid the student may receive if he/she meets all requirements stipulated by that aid program.

A student’s Financial Aid Award is contingent upon continued enrollment and attendance in each class upon which the financial aid eligibility was calculated. If the student drops any class before completion, financial aid eligibility may decrease and some or all of the financial aid awarded to the student may be revoked. If some or all of a student’s financial aid is revoked because the student dropped or failed to attend class, the student is required to repay all revoked aid that was disbursed to the account and resulted in a credit balance that was refunded to the student.

Monthly Statements

Monthly Statements will be billed on the first business day of every month for any outstanding balance. The due date will be the last day of the same month. Failure to pay the balance will result in $25 Late Fee.

Students are required to confirm financial responsibility before registering for each term they attend. The full text of the Financial Responsibility Agreement can be found at https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/doc.php/391249.pdf

Payment Plan

Students have the option to either pay their charges in full or enroll in a payment plan each semester. A setup fee will be assessed each semester in which a student chooses to enroll. Students may pay their account in full any time during a semester; however, the setup fee is non-refundable. For more information on payment plans, please visit www.baylor.edu/sfs/paymentplans.

Payment of Accounts

By registering for classes, students agree to pay all tuition and required fees associated with their registration, as well as any other optional charges and fees, whether paying in full or utilizing the payment plan option. Students must meet all financial obligations to the University by their due dates to avoid late penalties. Failure to pay amounts owed may result in cancellation of the student’s registration and/or holds being placed to prevent future registration and the issuance of an official transcript. The complete Payment of Accounts policy can be found at www.baylor.edu/sfs/paybill.

Payment Methods

Baylor University utilizes online statements and electronic payments in its efforts to provide timely financial information to students and to control costs. Student account payment options include electronic check (using a personal checking or savings account), credit card (a 2.85% convenience fee will be charged by a third-party processor), Flywire, Western Union wire transfer via E-Bill system, or physical check. Payments cannot be accepted by phone. For more information on payment methods, please visit www.baylor.edu/sfs/paybill.

Returned Payments

Any payment that is rejected for payment by the paying financial institution is subject to a returned item charge of $25. Rejected payments may also result in cancellation of the student’s registration and additional fees if the student is required to re-register on or after the first day of classes.

Financial Obligation

Students are individually responsible for their financial obligation to Baylor University and charges to their student account are payable when due. Upon graduation or university withdrawal, unpaid student account balances are subject to referral to a collection agency and disclosure to credit bureaus.

Right to Withhold Transcript and/or Block Registration

Baylor University may withhold the issuance of a transcript record and/or inhibit the registration of any prior or current student if he or she has certain outstanding obligations to the University. Please see the complete Transcript and Registration Hold policy at https://www.baylor.edu/risk/doc.php/342480.pdf.

Student Communication

The students' Baylor University email address is used as the official form of communication. Students are responsible for reading the emails they receive from Baylor in a timely manner. Students are responsible for keeping Baylor records up to date with their current physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers via BearWeb.

Authorized Users

It is the student's responsibility to notify their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of their account balance, or set up the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) as an Authorized User to access the student's statement, account activity, and 1098-T forms through the authorized user link located at www.baylor.edu/ebill.

Financial Aid Priority Dates

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA-www.studentaid.gov) by the following dates to receive priority and ensure the availability of funding by the time payment is due:

Semester Date
To receive priority for funding (some programs are limited):
Fall and Spring semesters
February 1
Spring semester only
October 1
To ensure availability of funding (and receive credit toward bill):
Fall and Spring semesters
May 1
Spring semester only
November 1

Respond promptly to requests for additional documentation/clarification received by mail or email (all emails are directed to student's Baylor email accounts). Students who file the FAFSA after the deadline should be prepared to pay their semester bill from their own resources by the due date. If eligible for aid, the student may be reimbursed after aid has been credited to the student account. For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website at www.baylor.edu/sfs.