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 2022-2023 expenses for one term including tuition and fees, please visit Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the total cost to attend Baylor University and includes not only direct costs as outlined above, but also indirect costs. Direct costs are those billed by Baylor: tuition and fees. Indirect Costs are books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. For those students who live off campus indirect costs include room and meals.

Payment of Accounts

A student’s registration for the term is not finalized (financially settled) until all expenses are paid or acceptable payment arrangements are made and the student has confirmed their intent to attend for the term billed. For additional information about financial settlement, please visit

Students who are recipients of scholarships from religious institutions, foundations, corporations, individuals, or other organizations outside the University should complete the online Outside Scholarship Report form at for each outside scholarship so that the award can be reflected in the student’s financial aid award package. Organizations should send scholarship checks to:

Cashier’s Office
One Bear Place #97048
Waco, TX 76798-7048

For questions about outside scholarships, please email If you have questions about tuition, fees, or financial settlement that are not covered here, visit the Student Financial Services website, email the Cashier’s Office at, or call (254) 710-2311. Please indicate you are an online student.

Financial Aid

There are several types of financial aid options that may be available to assist online students with funding. To be eligible for federal loans and some alternative loans, a student must be enrolled at least half-time each term (6 hours). For additional information about financial aid available to online graduate students, please visit

Financial Obligations

Students are individually responsible for their financial obligations to Baylor University. 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.