Baylor College of Medicine scholarships that recognize academic achievement and other non-financial need criteria are typically awarded to outstanding students when funds are available. Students are notified by the appropriate office once eligibility is determined. Merit-based scholarship eligibility is not determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Information referencing outside scholarships is available for students to review in the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Student Commons Newsletter. You will also find scholarship information in the reference section of your local library.

These scholarships are "gift aid" and are not repaid. Baylor College of Medicine awards them to medical students who are from a disadvantaged background and demonstrate need.  Funding is limited and not guaranteed to be awarded every year. Students must apply annually. Parental data is required on FAFSA and US Tax Returns must be provided in order to be considered for these funds.

Students awarded a need base scholarship, and later request a reduction in aid offers that should cover the full cost of attendance, will be re-evaluated. Proof of additional documentation is required as well an in-person interview in order to determine if the student is truly disadvantaged and eligible to keep or cancel the original scholarship offered.  The Office of Student Financial Aid will contact students if this applies to them.


Direct Loan funds are available to students with interest rates as low as 5.31 percent. Remember, borrowed funds must be paid back, and the amount you borrow will impact your future lifestyle. Borrow only what you need! All Federal Loans awarded and disbursed will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. View the Loan Term Information Document for details.


The following financial aid programs are those most often utilized by students at Baylor College of Medicine. This list is not intended to be inclusive of all possible sources of financial assistance.

All Students

  • Direct Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  • Direct Federal Grad Plus Loan
  • Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Loans
  • Outside Alternative Loans

Medical Students

Allied Health Students

Graduate School of Biomedical Science Students

Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of this information. Baylor College of Medicine reserves the freedom to change without notice, the rules, regulations and any other information published within this web document. This document is not to be regarded as a contract.