Graduate in Four
Taking summer classes is a great way to help ensure that you stay on track to graduate in four years (or less)! As Dr. Blaine McCormick explains graduating in four years instead of five could be worth up to $100,000!!!
By working with an advisor and doing some thoughtful planning, you could save thousands of dollars by taking a few summer courses while attending Baylor. This means more dollars left in your pocket (or lower student loans) if you can graduate early or avoid having to attend one or more extra semesters. Work with an advisor to take an appropriate number of hours each semester and take advantage of your summers to get ahead and stay ahead.
For information about how to use your academic scholarship toward your summer tuition if you plan to graduate early, see "Baylor Undergraduate Academic Scholarships for Summer 2016" at the bottom of this page.
Summer saves dollars and makes sense!
Discounted Summer Tuition
Once you have maximized the hours you can successfully complete in fall/spring, consider summer classes to take advantage of a 25% tuition rate discount.
Check out the sample comparison below to see the cost advantage (depending on number of hours) of taking classes during summer. This discount applies to all hours (on-campus, online, and study abroad) in any summer session - including minimester!
2016-2017 Hourly Rate 2016 Summer Discounted Rate Amount Saved Tuition (Based on 3 Hours) $4,749 $3,561 $1,188 General Student Fee 501 333 168 $1,356 Tuition (Based on 6 Hours) $9,498 $7,122 $2,376 General Student Fee 1,002 666 336 $2,712 Tuition (Based on 9 Hours) $14,247 $10,683 $3,564 General Student Fee 1,503 999 504 $4,068 Tuition (Based on 12 Hours) $18,998 $14,244 $4,754 General Student Fee 2,005 1,337 668 $5,422
For more detailed summer cost information click here.
Baylor Undergraduate Academic Scholarships for Summer 2016
Students who entered Baylor as first-time freshmen are eligible to request that one semester of their Baylor academic scholarship be applied to summer 2016 if they are:
- Graduating in summer 2016 or fall 2016 in seven (7) or fewer undergraduate semesters
- Graduating in spring 2017 or later in seven (7) or fewer undergraduate semesters (academic advisor's signature required on request form--see link below).
If you entered Baylor as a transfer student, contact the Student Financial Aid Office at Financial_Aid@baylor.edu.