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Baylor, Tuition, and Scholarships

Rtgrove123Rtgrove123 Registered User Posts: 1,798 Senior Member
edited February 2010 in Baylor University
Hey again guys,

I was just looking into merit aid provided at Baylor and am somewhat disappointed in what I found. Ultimately, according to the financial aid calculator, I only qualify for 14,000 in merit if I am not a NMF. While there is still a possibility of that happening (I'm only a junior and my score is slightly above last year's state cutoff for NMSF), does Baylor give full tuition scholarships to anyone else. I mean Baylor seems like an amazing school that is perfect for me, but I plan on going to grad school so college frugality is extremely important.

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Replies to: Baylor, Tuition, and Scholarships

  • BookAddictBookAddict Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    Baylor's merit aid for academics is rather limited unless you are an NMF, unfortunately. I don't think there's any other way than being an NMF to get that type of scholarship. However, most departments offer scholarships, and you can also look into outside scholarships.
  • ffhreaffhrea Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    Is your parents' income around 6 figures or higher? (That's my guess based on the information you told me and what I know about Baylor costs.) If so, then Baylor or any other private college is going to expect your parents to pay a lot. Your only hope is to live on your own for a year after high school, earn independent status, and then apply for financial aid.
  • BUbearsBUbears Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Yes, I was also disappointed in what I found about Baylor's scholarships. I qualify for barely any at all. I guess I am just going to have to have a lot of loans...
  • MakeMeSmileMakeMeSmile Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I feel your pain. :[
    While Baylor may not have the best financial aid
    packages unless you're a NMF, I still think that it's an amazing school
    and I'll probably still end up going there even if I have to take out a few loans
    [well, that's if I get accepted, I applied about a week ago].
    Right now, the estimator told me I could receive about 25,000 in scholarships,
    but that still leaves alot to have to pay out of pocket. I'm gonna take the SAT's a
    couple more times to get the most out of the scholarships. I know if I attend Texas A&M,
    UTSA, or Texas State, I would be able to attend tuition free (at least for my first year), but Baylor is really where I would love to be, especially since I hear that Baylor has an AWESOME atmosphere and student life for incoming freshman. Idk. DOes anybody think that I'm just being too naive or unreasonable?
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Registered User Posts: 3,235 Senior Member
    how are you getting free tuition at a&m, texas state & utsa??

    25000 in scholarships from baylor?? per year? how??? that sounds pretty awesome.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Registered User Posts: 3,235 Senior Member
    so how did everyone end up with scholarship $$?
  • smalltownmomsmalltownmom Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Totally feeling your pain on the scholarship money. We are lucky enough to qualify for need based assistance or my daughter would be headed somewhere else. Still in a bit of sticker shock, but reminding me myself you get what you pay for and my daughter adores Baylor.
  • MakeMeSmileMakeMeSmile Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Because of a program I'm involved in at my high school,
    for those students needing need-based assistance,
    they have a program where they'll help pay the for the first year
    after any other fin. aid received from the schools. And although I'm
    very grateful for the generous offer, it only applies to public universities,
    and I really think Baylor is a better fit for me personally. :)
    and as far as the 25000, about half of that comes from their
    SAT merit scholarships they have and the rest from other need based
    and merit scholarships as well. they have a fin. aid estimator on their
    website as well that will tell you how much gift aid you will more than likely receive and how much other aid (work study, ect.) you'll more than likely to
    receive as well to get a better idea of how much it will cost you. :]
  • agula173agula173 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    just received my acceptance from baylor! with it came a nice surprise--merit scholarship worth 50,000. i don't have the best grades, so i don't think scholarship from baylor is that hard.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Registered User Posts: 3,235 Senior Member
    that still makes the cost about 26K per year
  • SB27SB27 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    What is the Gold Provost scholarship? Is this mainly for decent SAT scores?
    I think it is $12,500 a year x 4 years. Is this a common scholarship offer?
  • BookAddictBookAddict Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    Yeah, the Provost's Gold scholarship is based completely on SAT scores, rank, GPA, etc. It's offered to everyone who qualifies. You can see the scholarship calculator here: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=68152
  • SB27SB27 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    It remains difficult to "add up" what Freshman tuition, room and board would be after applying the $6,250 per semester.

    Is that "simple" information located somewhere on their site?

    I recognize that the dorm prices very by bath arrangement.

  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Registered User Posts: 3,235 Senior Member
    i think you can count on baylor being 40K per year including all things like books transportation and incidentals. 12500 puts a dent in it, but not a huge one.
  • PaPa HPaPa H Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    It makes it competitive with the state schools around.
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