Benefits & Financial Support
The Graduate School offers a variety of benefits to support students during their time at Baylor.
Tuition Remission & Stipends
Nearly all incoming Ph.D. students receive full tuition remission, a multi-year research or teaching assistantship, and an 80% subsidy for student health insurance. Stipend levels are highly competitive, and with Waco’s low cost of living, roughly two-thirds of Ph.D. graduates accrue no student loan debt during their doctoral program.
Masters programs offer varying levels of support, ranging from a partial tuition waiver to full tuition remission with a stipend. Please contact your program of interest for details. Professional programs typically do not provide funding support.
Financial Aid & Determining Cost
For the most up-to-date information on cost, see Tuition & Fees on the Baylor University Student Financial Services page. The Cost of Attendance link will give you estimates that include housing, dining plans, and other personal expenses.
Many graduate students also receive other resources for funding their education at Baylor University. Examples of such sources include work study programs, Stafford loans, private scholarships and private loans. For information on such sources, please contact the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid.
To sign up for a Financial Aid Informational Webinar, or to schedule an individual meeting with a financial aid officer, please click here.
To learn more about funding opportunities available in your department, contact your graduate program director.
Health & Wellness
Beginning July 2020, all domestic graduate students under the auspices of the Baylor Graduate School (including DPT and Online students) taking 3 credit hours or more or at least 1 hour of a full-time equivalency course must demonstrate proof of active insurance. Students will demonstrate their proof of insurance or enroll in Baylor's student insurance through the AHP (Academic HealthPlans) portal each semester during the open enrollment period. Most students who are fully-funded will be eligible to receive an 80% insurance subsidy for the individual student premium.
We are very pleased to share the news of BU’s partnership with Telehealth Services. This portal is available to all students, from any location, 24/7/365. Telehealth provides quick, accessible, and free services for basic physical health, mental health, and nutritional concerns. Students can meet online or set up in-person appointments for counseling, urgent care, therapy, psychiatry and nutrition counseling services at no cost.
In recognition of the challenges of balancing the demands of graduate study and parenting a new child, this policy aims to improve the environment for student-parents by addressing the conflicts and issues that may arise as the two goals of advanced education and parenthood intersect.
Short-Term Leave Accommodation
Graduate students suffering from a serious medical condition may apply for short-term medical leave from their academic and assistantship responsibilities.
Baylor Funding Opportunities
In addition to the benefits above, Baylor has a number of funding opportunities aimed at supporting the research and professional development of graduate students.
Looking for external funding and not sure where to begin? The tools and resources on this page will assist with every step of the grant writing process, from finding a grant to submitting a competitive application.