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Deadline to enroll in the 2021-22 Guaranteed Tuition Option is July 31, 2021.
Baylor University's Guaranteed Tuition Option offers students the opportunity to lock in a four-year tuition rate instead of paying the regular tuition rate, which is subject to increase annually. Participation in the Guaranteed Tuition Option eliminates uncertainty about the cost of tuition, and it allows students and families to prepare their educational budgets more accurately.
Undergraduate students enrolling full-time (12 hours or more) in the Fall of 2021 will be charged one of the following tuition rates:
|Semester Rate||Annual Rate|
|Regular Tuition Rate||$25,116||$50,232|
|Guaranteed Tuition Option||$26,441||$52,882|
Students will be charged the regular tuition rate if no election is made. Undergraduate students who lock in the guaranteed rate but enroll in fewer than 12 hours in a fall/spring semester will pay an hourly rate of $2,203 per hour. Students who complete their undergraduate degree and continue their graduate studies at Baylor will also pay the hourly rate of $2,203 per hour during fall or spring semesters within the 48-month period. The guaranteed hourly rate for summer terms is $1,473 per hour (first effective summer 2021). Students in need of more than four years to complete their Baylor education will be charged tuition at the University's regular rate in the fifth year and in any subsequent years.
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Election of the 2021-22 Guaranteed Tuition Option will begin June 1, 2021 and the deadline to elect is July 31, 2021 (Fall Financial Settlement deadline). During the enrollment period, students may enroll by logging into BearWeb > Student Financial Services > Student Account > Guaranteed Tuition Option.
By electing to participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Option, students choose to pay a tuition rate which is initially higher than the regular rate. However, the guaranteed tuition rate is fixed and will not increase over the 48-month enrollment period. No promise is made regarding any future tuition increases. A student who graduates and continues his/her graduate studies at Baylor during the 48-month enrollment period will continue to be charged tuition at the guaranteed hourly rate during the period.
Enrollment in the Guaranteed Tuition Option may be canceled at any time by contacting Student Financial Accounts. Notice received within the first two weeks of a semester will terminate the election effective that semester. When notice is received after the first two weeks of a semester, termination will become effective (and the student will be charged the regular tuition rate) beginning the following semester.
Baylor University's regular tuition rates for the last several years are provided below:
|Entering Cohort||Original GTO
|New GTO Rate
|New GTO Rate
*As a previous GTO student, you will benefit from having the General Student Fee frozen at the rate assessed for the 2020 - 21 academic year, which is $4,702 ($2,351 for Fall/Spring) for the remainder of your participation in the GTO program. As a result, the amount you will pay for the combined General Student Fee and tuition will not increase as you continue your studies at Baylor.
2021-22 Guaranteed Tuition Option participants must acknowledge the following:
By electing to participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Option, the participant(s) and the University agree to the following terms and conditions:
For more information about the Guaranteed Tuition Option please contact the Student Financial Accounts or call (254) 710-2311.