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Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid

The costs of tuition, room, and board at Baylor are among the most economical of any major private university in the nation. Baylor represents an affordable, yet superior, private education guided by Christian influences and ideals.

The Student and Financial Aid Office provides a comprehensive program that includes merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships, as well as grants, loans, and part-time campus employment designed to help eligible students meet expenses while enrolled at Baylor University.

Students entering or enrolled in the School of Social Work may apply for financial assistance through the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid.  A comprehensive program of financial aid is available that includes both merit-based and need-based scholarships, as well as grants, loans and part-time employment. 

Complete information on the various types of assistance is available from:

Baylor University
Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid
One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028
254-710-2611 or 1-800-BAYLOR-U

Funded Field Internships

Students in field internships occasionally receive funding through the agency or through a grant in the School.  See the Field Manual for eligibility, application and internships at place of wrok.

Baccalaureate Social Work Scholarships

Students enrolled may also apply for financial assistance in the School of Social Work.  The School of Social Work has some scholarship funds available for students who have been admitted in the major and who have proven their commitment by posting good grades and taken at least two courses in the major. The following scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit. Need is determined through the Office of Financial Aid and the student's completion of a FAFSA.  Applications are due each spring on April 1st for the upcoming academic year and can be found at: Baylor SSW Scholarship Information and Baylor SSW Scholarship Application

Social Work Scholarship Application Process

Students apply for these scholarships by completing the application for financial assistance and submitting it to the the Research and Grant Coordinator for the School of Social Work. The Financial Awards Committee recommends students each spring to receive the scholarship the following academic year, based on the following criteria:

  1. Admission to the social work baccalaureate program
  2. Completion of at least six hours of social work courses
  3. Significant need for financial assistance
  4. At least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the end of the previous semester
  5. Demonstrated internalization of basic social work values, commitment to the work of the social work profession, and involvement in the School’s programs and special events
  6. Application to Office of Student Financial Aid (FAFSA).

Students who are interested and believe they are qualified should request and complete the application for financial assistance. Financial aid forms are available in the student lounge in the School of Social Work or from the Program Manager, Baccalaureate Studies, One Bear Place #97320, Waco, TX 76798-7320. Enclose with the application a current grade audit and any other appropriate documentation. All applications must be received by April 1.

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