To be considered for federal, state, and Baylor need-based financial aid including loans, grants, and need-based Baylor scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no fee to complete the FAFSA. If at all possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to access your 2015 income tax return(s).
Baylor's school code is 003545. Baylor normally receives results of the FAFSA within two to three business days.
For more information about applying for financial aid at Baylor, visit the Student Financial Services website.
Starting with fall 2019, incoming undergraduates who are interested in university need-based aid will need to complete both the FAFSA and CSS Profile to determine eligibility for university need-based grants and scholarships. Baylor will continue to use FAFSA results to award federal and state financial aid. And, as always, students do not have to complete any additional paperwork for Baylor’s academic scholarships, which are automatically awarded based on the student’s admissions info.
Why? The Profile provides a more in-depth evaluation of a family’s financial situation. While the FAFSA focuses mainly on income and family size, the Profile uses other important data such as home value and cost of living expenses. This allows schools to more equitably award their need-based aid.
Who? Incoming students who are interested in university need-based aid are required to submit the Profile for their first year at Baylor. Students should continue to complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid annually.
How? Simply go to https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/. While the Profile costs $25, there are fee waivers for low-income, U.S.-based students who are applying to college for the first time.
Still have questions? Check out the FAQs and the helpful video below. You can also contact the Student Financial Aid office online.