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School of Medicine

Tuition and Fee Assessment

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Traditional Students

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All students who start and complete their program of study at Baylor College of Medicine are required to pay four years' tuition charges. This also applies to students who complete the program in less than four years. For students who meet degree requirements in less than four years, they are required to pay the difference between four years' tuition charges and the amount already paid since matriculation.

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Medical Research Pathway Students

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This five-year program is for medical students who desire increased exposure to basic or clinical research. The student will spend a full year conducting basic or clinical research between years two and three of medical school. During years 1, 2, 4 and 5, students are charged as traditional first, second, third and fourth year medical students, respectively. During the research year, Medical Research Pathway students are paid a stipend and receive a scholarship which covers tuition and the Facility Fee. Students are responsible for the Education Resource Center Fee, Malpractice Insurance, Yearbook Fee, Student Activity Fee and personal health insurance.

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M.D./Ph.D. Students

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Students complete two years of medical school prior to starting the Ph.D. portion of their program. After completing the Ph.D., these students return to medical school for one or more years. They are charged only for the semesters they attend, and are not required to pay four years of medical school tuition.

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M.D./M.B.A Students

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Students who enter the MBA portion of the program after attending two years and one and a half months of medical school

Students who begin their MBA degree after the second year in medical school will only be charged malpractice insurance for two months and a yearbook fee until Aug. 15 when they enter Rice. Students will pay malpractice insurance to Baylor for all months they are enrolled at Rice. Students will return to Baylor full-time from June 1 to Aug. 15 and be charged tuition of $1,500 if they are a Texan and $3,500 if they are not a Texan plus malpractice insurance for three months. Students return to Rice to complete their MBA from Aug. 16 to Dec. 31. Students return to Baylor Jan. 1 as 3rd year medical students and are charged half-year tuition and curriculum materials fee plus all spring fees and the yearbook fee. Standard 4th year tuition and fees apply the final year of medical school. See diagram for approximate attendance dates at both schools.

Students who enter the MBA portion of the program after attending three years and one and a half months of medical school

Students who begin their MBA degree after the third year in medical school will only be charged malpractice insurance for two months and a yearbook fee until Aug. 15 when they enter Rice. Students will pay malpractice insurance to Baylor for all months they are enrolled at Rice. Students will return to Baylor full-time from June 1 to Aug. 15 and be charged tuition of $1,500 if they are a Texan and $3,500 if they are not a Texan plus malpractice insurance for three months. Students return to Rice to complete their MBA from Aug. 16 to Dec. 31. Students return to Baylor Jan. 1 as 4th year medical students and are charged half-year tuition and curriculum materials fee plus all spring fees, the graduation fee and yearbook fee. See Joint M.D./M.B.A. Degree Program diagram for approximate attendance dates at both schools.

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M.D./M.P.H Students

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Students in the MPH program can begin their year at UTSPH either in May or September following their 3rd year in medical school. Students who begin in May will be responsible for full tuition and fees to Baylor for their 3rd year in medical school. They will also be charged malpractice insurance for the months they are at UTSPH. After completing their year at UTSPH in April, they will become full-time students at Baylor and will be charged for malpractice insurance for two months until they begin their 4th year of medical school and are charged standard tuition and fees. Students who begin their year at UTSPH in September will remain full-time students at Baylor for two months following their 3rd year in medical school and will be charged malpractice insurance for two months. They will also be charged malpractice insurance for the months they are at UTSPH. Upon returning to Baylor in August they will be charged full tuition and fees for their 4th year in medical school. See Joint M.D./M.P.H. Degree Program diagram for approximate attendance dates at both schools.

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All Students

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Medical students who repeat coursework or otherwise extend their enrollment beyond the four or two and one half year length of their respective programs will be charged tuition and fees for each additional semester of enrollment. Title IV Federal financial aid recipients who meet degree requirements prior to the end of the semester will be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy. All other students will be subject to the Institution's Refund and Repayment Policy.

Students who return from an approved leave of absence, or otherwise begin attending after the start of a semester, will be charged tuition and fees for the number of months remaining in the semester. A month's charges will be assessed if the student returns/enters prior to the sixteenth of the month. Yearbook, graduation, documentation and curriculum resource (third year MS only) fees are not pro-rated, and graduation fees are only charged once for each program the student completes.

Students who go on an approved leave of absence during the academic year may continue their health insurance while on leave. Payment will be due before the student starts his/her LOA.

Students who withdraw, are dismissed or otherwise cease to be a student at Baylor College of Medicine are allowed to continue their health insurance for no more than three months. Payment must be made prior to the date the student ceases to be enrolled.

Students who withdraw, are dismissed or otherwise cease to be a student at Baylor College of Medicine must clear their financial account at the college prior to getting a signature of clearance from the Student Account Services Office. If the department has advised the student that the department is paying certain fees, the student is responsible for obtaining a charge source from the student’s program before the clearance form will be signed by the Student Account Services Office. When a student is clearing his/her balance upon checkout, the student must pay their balance using cash, money order or credit card. Student Account Services does not accept checks from students as final payment for clearing a balance due when leaving the College.

Tuition and fees for all students are billed twice a year. A billing statement will be available on the Student Portal following each billing cycle. Partial tuition and fees are billed in July or August and the balance in January. Tuition and fee payments are due in-full on Sept. 1 and Feb. 1 following each billing cycle. Students are responsible for paying with cash, a negotiable check or valid credit card. A $50 late payment fee will be added to a student’s account if he/she fails to pay all tuition and fees by the respective due date.

Students and former students, who have not paid their tuition and fees when due, will have a "Hold" placed on their academic records. Currently enrolled students will not be allowed to register for future classes until the "Hold" is removed. All current and former students will be unable to receive verification of attendance and/or receive a transcript until the "Hold" is removed. All delinquent accounts are reported to the Dean's Office for further review.

Financial Responsibilities, Financial Aid Eligibility, and Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Students (Baylor login required)

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Student Account Services

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Phone: (713) 798-4322
Email: SAS@bcm.edu
Location by appointment:
O'Quinn Medical Tower,
6624 Fannin,
St. 20th Floor
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

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Student Handbook

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Contact Information

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General contacts, office numbers, foundational sciences and clinical academic numbers.