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Financial Aid


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 through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

These scholarships are "gift aid" and are not repaid. Baylor College of Medicine awards them to medical students on a first come, first served basis. Students must demonstrate financial need and provide parental data to be considered for these funds.


Direct Loan funds are available to students with interest rates as low as 6.8 percent. Remember, borrowed funds must be paid back, and the amount you borrow will impact your future life-style. 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.


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

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Grad Plus Loan
  • Baylor College of Medicine Emergency Loans

Medical Students

  • Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Loans
  • Baylor Scholarships
  • Loans for Disadvantaged Students
  • Federal Perkins Loan

Medical and Allied Health students

Fourth Year Medical Students

  • Texas Medical Association Loan
  • Primary Care Loan (service commitment)

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.