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.
See https://onestop.web.baylor.edu/cost-payment/tuition-other-fees/tuition for all tuition rates.
All tuition rates are subject to change.
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.
See https://onestop.web.baylor.edu/cost-payment/tuition-other-fees/optional-fees for optional fee rates.
All fee rates are subject to change.
Rooms and Housing
See https://www.baylor.edu/cll/index.php?id=872050 for rooms and housing rates.
All rooms and housing rates are subject to change.
For more information on rooms and housing visit www.baylor.edu/cll (room types and rates).
All meals rates are subject to change.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.