Many of our students find creative ways to make a Baylor education fit their family’s budget. Our financial aid counselors will help you explore these options.
Your class rank and test scores determine your eligibility for a Baylor academic scholarship. No additional application is required. We will review your application file for eligibility when you apply. Use our Scholarship Calculator.
PRO TIP: You can continue submitting new test scores up until the first day of class to increase your award.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application you must submit each year to determine your eligibility for need-based aid from the government. Do not assume that you will or will not qualify for need-based aid based on your family income alone. Plan to complete the FAFSA beginning October 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.
The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for these programs:
Includes Pell, Supplemental Educational Opportunity and Tuition Equalization grants
Includes Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans and Alternative Loans
Eligible students have priority the first 3 weeks of the fall semester to find a campus job. Students who do not qualify for FWS can apply for jobs after this priority period.
If you are applying for undergraduate admission and you are interested in applying for need-based aid from the University, you must submit the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA. 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 cssprofile.collegeboard.org.
Baylor offers a variety of “specialty” scholarships for students who meet specific qualifications. Be sure to explore these opportunities:
There are many scholarships available for students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary.
Baylor awards sibling scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each on a first-come, first serve basis to undergraduate students who have one or more dependent siblings concurrently enrolled at Baylor (at least one must be an incoming freshman). Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 and demonstrate financial need. Each sibling must be admitted and subsequently enroll at Baylor. For consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use "Sibling Scholarship" in the email subject line and include each sibling's name and Baylor student ID number (send one email per family). Renewal of this scholarship is contingent on the siblings maintaining financial need, full-time undergraduate enrollment, and a minimum 2.5 cumulative Baylor GPA. Renewal eligibility ends when fewer than two siblings are enrolled as undergraduates at Baylor.
The various team coaches in Baylor Athletics award athletic scholarships in accordance to NCAA guidelines. Students interested in seeking an athletic scholarship should contact Baylor Athletics at (254) 710-1234 for the name of the contact person for each sport.
We recommend you apply for as many outside/private scholarships as possible, offered by local businesses or service/religious organizations. Your high school counselor should be able to assist you in determining what is available in your community.
Baylor offers an installment plan that allows you to pay your out-of-pocket cost each semester in five monthly payments.