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Tuition Rates and Fees
You will receive a monthly electronic billing statement from the Cashiers Office during the semester if you owe the University. Fall expenses will be billed the first part of July and the bill will be due the end of July. Spring charges are billed the first part of December and are due mid December. For information on individual tuition and fee amounts, click here.

Living on campus adds immeasurable value to the benefits of your Baylor education. Click here for information concerning residence hall costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Financial Settlement
In order to finalize your registration you’ll need to complete financial settlement by paying your semester bill and confirming your attendance. For more information on financial settlement, click here.

Payment Options
You may pay your bill via the web from your checking or savings account. You may also pay with MasterCard, American Express or Discover (a 2.75% convenience fee will be assessed by the third-party web processor). The Installment Plan makes your Baylor education more manageable by dividing your financial obligation into five easy payments per semester. This plan is available to all undergraduate and graduate students, part-time or full-time, with a $60 non-refundable fee per semester. For more information on the installment payment plan, click here.

Direct Deposit
Baylor University will electronically deposit your student financial aid refund in the financial institution of your choice. Direct deposit’s convenience helps you avoid waiting in line and allows access to your refund sooner! For more information please click here.

BearBucks works like a debit card, allowing you to make purchases on and off campus without carrying cash. For more information about this program, click here.

Outside Scholarships
You must report scholarships awarded by organizations other than Baylor University (e.g. foundations, high schools, churches) to the Cashier’s Office and the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid. Click here to access the report form. Once we receive your completed form, we will apply provisional credit to your account and adjust financial aid previously awarded if necessary.

Financial Aid
You were automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission based on your previous academic record. You may be considered for other financial aid programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Click here for detailed information.

Student Employment
You may choose to work on campus to gain experience and assist with your daily expenses. A Federal Work-Study award is an eligibility to earn up to the amount listed on the award letter. Your earnings will not be available to be applied toward your bill, which is due prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are interested in working on campus, Click here to learn the steps involved in hiring and to view a listing of available jobs.

Department of
New Student Programs

One Bear Place #97150
Waco, TX 76798
254.710.7242 fax