Parents of Accepted Students

Congratulations on your son or daughter's acceptance to Baylor! We are pleased to be able to offer your student a spot in the freshman class and hope that they will choose to make Baylor their home for the next four years.

Below you'll find a list of things you will want to be aware of as the parent of an accepted student.

1. The way to confirm acceptance to Baylor is to pay the $500 enrollment deposit

The enrollment deposit can be paid on your student's goBAYLOR account as soon as they've been notified of their acceptance. This deposit secures your student's place in the freshman class and allows them to move forward in signing up for housing. The deposit is non-refundable. 

2. Encourage your student to explore our housing options

At Baylor, all freshmen are required to live on campus. We believe this experience is valuable for all incoming students as it allows them to meet new people, have easy access to campus life and activities, and improves the overall educational experience. For information about the wide variety of housing options available at Baylor visit

3. Explore our financial aid options

Approximately 92 percent of Baylor students receive financial aid of some sort. The following is a brief description of the two basic types of financial aid available:

  • Academic Scholarships

    Academic scholarships are awarded based on a combination of your student's SAT or ACT scores and their class rank (or their GPA if their school does not rank). If your student qualified for a academic scholarship it was included in the admissions decision letter they received. Academic scholarships can be upgraded throughout the school year and summer before your student enrolls should their test scores or rank improve. Visit our Scholarship and Cost Estimator to find out what academic scholarship your student is eligible for. On this website you'll also be able to see what test score your student would need to achieve to upgrade their scholarship.

  • Need-Based Aid

    In order to qualify for any federal need-based aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with your tax return information. The FAFSA is available starting October 1 and February 1 is the priority deadline for its completion.

    If you are interested in applying for need-based aid from the University, you must submit the CSS Profile. Baylor uses the CSS Profile to determine demonstrated financial need for the university's need-based grant and scholarship programs. Plan to complete the CSS Profile beginning on October 1 at

For more information about available scholarships visit

4. Now is a great time to visit campus

Visit to sign up for an upcoming campus visit. We have campus visit events periodically as well as customized campus tours every weekday. Bringing your student to campus is going to be one of the best ways to help them decide whether or not Baylor is the place for them.