Program Costs & Scholarships
Cost for participation in the Baylor in Washington Semester Program:
- Baylor tuition (any current scholarships and financial aid still apply)
- Program Fee: $2,001*
- Deposit: If accepted, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space in the program.
Included with the Program Fee
Housing: See the "About the Program" page for more information.
Unlimited Use of D.C. Metro Rail and Bus System: A special metro card granting unlimited use of the Washington, D.C. Metro rail system for the entire semester. This pass yields students an estimated cost savings of between $350-$800 over the course of the semester when compared to paying the regular fare.
Field Trips and Professional Development Events: Regular site visits, events, and activities around D.C. and meals associated with those trips (when applicable).
Alumni Events: Regular networking events and receptions hosted by Baylor, which will include distinguished alumni and invited guests.
NOT included in the Program Fee
Travel: Students are responsible for securing their travel to and from Washington, D.C. at the beginning and end of the semester.
Meals and Incidentals: Students are responsible for the cost of weekly meals/groceries, independent travel (e.g. weekend trips to New York or Charlottesville), and any incidentals.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students accepted to the Baylor in Washington Semester Program will continue to receive their existing Baylor scholarships and financial aid.
Baylor in Washington Scholarships
The following Baylor in Washington scholarships are applied above and beyond a student's current financial aid package and are only offered to students participating in the Washington Semester Program. These scholarships are determined based on both need and merit:
- The Dr. James Curry Endowed Scholarship, an award up to $2,500 established to honor Dr. Curry's leadership of the Washington internship program for nearly 30 years. *Students participating in a summer internship may be considered for this award.
- The Jack and Lynn Fields Washington, D.C. Scholarship, a $3,500 award made possible by the generosity of The Honorable Jack Fields (B.A. '74, J.D. '77).
- The Baylor in Washington Pre-Law Scholarship, an award of up to $3,000 offered to 1-2 Pre-Law students each semester.
- The Baylor in Washington Journalism Scholarship, an award of up to $2,000 offered to one Journalism student each semester.
- Additional Baylor in Washington scholarship funding is available in various awards up to $2,000 for students demonstrating exceptional need or merit.
Applying for Baylor in Washington Scholarship Awards
For all Baylor in Washington scholarship awards:
- Students will be considered after they have been officially accepted into the Washington Semester Program.
- After receiving acceptance into the program, students wishing to be considered for financial aid should submit a one-page letter presenting their case for consideration. The case should describe any specific circumstances contributing to his/her financial need and also explain his/her fit for a particular award or generally for receiving scholarship support.
Again, as this is a Baylor University program, all current financial aid and scholarship funds will apply.
Additional Pre-Law Scholarship Requirements
In addition to the above qualifications, students seeking the Baylor in Washington Pre-Law Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5;
- Be designated as Pre-Law and have been so designated for at least the prior semester. Applicants who are designated as ‘Pre-Law Interest’ are not eligible; and
- Have completed no less than 24 Baylor credit hours.
Please email Nate_Mills@baylor.edu with any questions about the scholarship consideration process.