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 2023-2024 undergraduate expenses for one semester, including tuition, fees, housing, and food, please visit  The page also provides a link to our more comprehensive undergraduate tuition and fees schedule.

For financial aid purposes, the Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the total cost to attend Baylor University.  It includes not only direct costs as outlined above, but also indirect costs.  Direct costs are those billed by Baylor such as tuition, fees and on-campus housing and food for students who live on campus.  Indirect costs are books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.  For those students who live off campus or with a parent, indirect costs include housing and food. 

Estimate of Expenses per Semester (New Student)

Expense/Fee Amount
Tuition, normal course load of 12 semester hours or more $27,412.20
Matriculation $100.00
Chapel $90.00
Course or Lab fee, per course, varies ($50 minimum) $50.00

Note:  Tuition and fee rates for Summer 2024 will be available at a later date, but can be viewed online at

Housing and Food Fees (per Semester)

Charges are per person, per semester

Expense/Fee Amount
Single Room $5,110.00
Single Suite with Shared Bathroom $5,200.00
Single Room with Shared Bathroom $5,080.00
Single Room with Private Bathroom $5,940.00
Double Room Pod Bathroom $4,100.00
Double Room Plus $3,940.00
Double Room $3,850.00
Double Suite with Shared Bathroom $4,560.00
Double Room with Shared Bathroom Plus $4,560.00
Double Room with Shared Bathroom $4,410.00
Double Room with Private Bathroom $4,660.00
Triple Room $3,695.00
Triple Room with Private Bathroom $3,850.00
Apartment Single Gold $6,110.00
Apartment UP 3 Bedroom $5,040.00
Apartment Double Gold $4,800.00
Apartment UP 4 Bedroom $4,120.00
Apartment UP 2 Bedroom $5,520.00
Expanded Occupancy - Temporary Assignment $3,535.00
Community Leader $3,535.00

Living and Learning Fees (per Semester)

Expense/Fee Amount
Baylor and Beyond $100.00
Brooks Residential College $100.00
Impact $85.00
Business and Innovation $85.00
Fine Arts $125.00
Honors Residential College $140.00
Leadership $100.00
Outdoor Adventure $350.00
Science & Health $100.00
Teal Residential College $100.00

For more information on rooms and housing visit (Room types and Rates)

Meal Plans

Expense/Fee Amount
All Access 7 days per week + $300.00 Dining Dollars1 $3,390.541
All Access 7 days per week + $150 Dining Dollars 1 $3,267.60 1
All Access 5 days per week plus $200 Dining Dollars1 $2,847.801
Block 170 + $200 Dining Dollars $1.999.12
Block 100 + $200 Dining Dollars $1,281.42
Block 65 + $200 Dining Dollars $903.63

Represents meal plans required to be purchased by mandatory  residential students (Freshmen and members of the Teal & Brooks Residential Colleges)

Note:  The meal-plan week begins Saturday a.m. and ends Friday p.m.  8.25% tax included.

Other Fees

Expense/Fee Amount
ID Card Replacement Fee $20.00
Standard Payment Plan Setup Fee $60.00
Late Fee $25.00
Audit Fee (Per Course) $390.00
Late Cancellation Fee $300.00
Late Room Cancellation Fee $300.00

Optional Fees

Expense/Fee Amount
Annual Parking Permit** $365.00
Annual Parking Permit - 5th Street Garage** $450.00
Spring Only Parking Permit** $225.00
Yearbook $100.00
Summer Only Parking Permit** $75.00
Annual Moped/Motorcycle Parking Permit** $75.00
Spring Moped/Motorcycle Parking Permit** $50.00
Summer Moped/Motorcycle Parking Permit** $25.00
**subject to market adjustment

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 email notifications to the students and Authorized Users or in the following link:  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 a $25 late fee.

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

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 holds being placed on the student account to prevent future registration and/or the issuance of an official transcript.  The complete Payment of Accounts policy can be found at

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 2.95% convenience fee will be charged by a third-party processor), Flywire, Western Union wire transfer, or physical check.  Payments cannot be accepted by phone.  For more information on payment methods, please visit

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 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.

Right to Withhold Transcript and/or Block Registration

Baylor University may block the registration of any current or prior student if the student has certain outstanding obligations to the University.  Please see for the complete transcript and registration hold policy.

Student Communication

Baylor uses the students Baylor University email as an official method of communication with students, and students are responsible for reading the emails they receive from Baylor on a timely basis. 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 students’ responsibility to notify their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of their account balance, or set up their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) as an Authorized User to access their statement and account activity and 1098T statements through the authorized user link located at