Financial aid application forms are available online to all enrolled and accepted students at Baylor College of Medicine. Submitting you application early with required documents will allow for aid to disburse during the first week of class. No funds are disbursed after the final deadline posted. Funds are not disbursed prior to the first day of class.

Upcoming Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA - Begins this Fall!

Students will be able to file for FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, a full three months earlier than previously allowed. For the first time, applicants will use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information when reporting personal and family income. See timeline below with new change.

FAFSA and Financial Aid Application Timeline

If you plan to apply for financial aid

Tax Return Required

FAFSA Available

BCM Fin Aid Online App Available

Tentative Awarding Begins

Award Offers Become Official

AY 2017-2018 


Oct. 1, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016

March 1, 2017

AY 2018-2019 


Oct. 1, 2017

Jan. 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

AY 2019-2020 


Oct. 1, 2018

Jan. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

March 1, 2019


First Deadline

Medical and Graduate Student Academic Year 2017/2018 - Dec. 22, 2016

Medical Student Only: If eligible, and applying for a need base scholarship and Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Loans, all applications received before the deadline, will be reviewed and processed accordingly based on fund availability. All forms must be submitted before an award offer can be determined.

Accepted Medical Applicants for Fall 2017: This deadline does not apply to applicants accepted after the first deadline. If accepted after the first deadline, students will have 30 days from acceptance date. 

Allied Health Academic Year 2017/2018 - March 31, 2017

Second Deadline

All Students: Academic Year 2017/2018 - June 1, 2017

Aid likely to arrive by the tuition due date deadline, if verification is complete.

Final Deadline

All Students: Academic Year 2017/2018 - April 1, 2018

No aid awarded after this date. All scheduled disbursements must be made before this deadline.