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Financial Information

Graduate Assistantships are available to superior students on a competitive basis. The department is usually able to offer four or five assistantships including both tuition and a stipend award. University Fees are not included in these awards and must be paid by students at registration. Highly qualified applicants are eligible to be named Presidential Scholars; for these applicants, the Baylor University Graduate School will increase the stipend amounts significantly over the customary stipend awards.

We want to point out that living expenses in Waco, Texas are very favorable when compared to almost any geographic location in the country. Living expenses in Boston, MA, for example, are 49.2% more compared with living expenses in Waco. Living expenses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are 26.2% more compared with living expenses in Waco. Even in Texas, living expenses in Austin are 13.3% higher compared with living expenses in Waco.

Comparing different levels of support offered by different Universities in different geographical locations is difficult. Within the state of Texas, Baylor University offers another significant advantage over state Universities offering the Ph.D. degree: offering lower class sizes for teaching assistant duties.

We believe that Baylor University and Waco, Texas offer significant financial advantages for students seeking a comfortable and affordable living environment.