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School of Medicine

Tuition and Fees: M.D. Program

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Financing Your Education

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Baylor College of Medicine is the least expensive private school in the nation. 

Our students graduate with less debt.

  • Public medical school average debt: $188,730
  • Private medical school average debt: $209,367
  • Baylor College of Medicine average debt: $106,344

Source: AAMC Debt, Costs and Loan Repayment Card 2018

To help students with the cost of medical education, Baylor offers financial assistance through federal and institutional loan, scholarship and work-study programs. The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students with the application process and determines their eligibility for these programs.

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Direct Expenses

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The following tables show the direct expenses that are billed to students attending Baylor College of Medicine. All charges are divided between Fall and Spring semester billing unless otherwise indicated. Tuition and fees are subject to change. View descriptions of medical student fees.

Students are required to participate in the student health insurance plan offered by the school unless they are covered by a comparable plan and have received approval for a waiver by the Human Resources Office.

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M.D. Program - Academic Year 2020-21

 

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Texas Residents Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance

$27,842.75

$27,829

$27,606

$27,680

--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Fall:

$14,349.75

$14,200

$14,088.50

$14,021.50

--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Spring:

$13,493

$13,629

$13,517.50

$13,658.50

Non-Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance

$40,942.75

$40,929

$40,687

$40,780

--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Fall:

$20,899.75

$20,750

$20,638.50

$20,571.50

--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Spring:

$20,043

$20,179

$20,067.50

$20,208.50

Texas Residents Tuition

$19,425

$19,425

$19,425

$19,425

Non-Residents Tuition

$32,525

$32,525

$32,525

$32,525

Health Insurance ($467.25/month)

$5,139.75

$5,607

$5,607

$5,607

Long Term Disability Insurance (Fall Only)

$520

$520

$520

$520

Matriculation Fee (Fall Only)

$598

 

 

 

White Coat Ceremony Fee (Fall Only)

$65

 

 

 

Student Class Fee (Fall Only)

$90

 

 

 

Lab Materials Fee

$131

 

 

 

Curriculum Resources Fee

$1,108

$1,621

$1,398

$1,264

Documentation Fee

$100

$100

$100

$100

Academic Success Center Fee

$150

$150

$150

$150

Educational IT Fee

$375

$265

$265

$265

Malpractice Insurance

$12

$12

$12

$12

Student Activities Fee

$40

$40

$40

$40

Student Services Fee

$38

$38

$38

$38

Yearbook Fee (Fall Only)

$51

$51

$51

$51

Graduation Fee (Spring Only)

 

 

 

$208

International students are assessed an annual Visa Fee each fall. F-1 Visa: $75. J-1 Visa: $100.

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Medical Research Pathway - Academic Year 2020-21

 

Research Year

Texas Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance

$25,843

--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Fall:

$13,207

--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Spring:

$12,636

Non-Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance

$38,943

--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Fall:

$19,757

--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Spring:

$19,186

Texas Resident Tuition

$19,425

Non-Resident Tuition

$32,525

Health Insurance ($467.25/month)

$5,607

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Fall Only)

$520

Malpractice Insurance

$12

Yearbook Fee (Fall Only)

$51

Student Services Fee

$38

Student Activities Fee

$40

Academic Success Center Fee

$150

The Research Year for the Medical Research Pathway is completed between the second and third years of the medical program.

 

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Descriptions of Medical Student Fees

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The following table describes the use of fees assessed to students in the School of Medicine. Some fees are only assessed to students during specific semesters of the program.

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School of Medicine - Student Fees

Fee Name

Description

Academic Success Center Fee

Supports Academic Success Center (formerly Educational Resource Center) use of computers and training.

Curriculum Resources Fee

Covers student materials including study aids, up-to-date software, BLS/ACLS/PALS, and USMLE books.  BLS, ACLS, and PALS will be required as part of the medical student curriculum.
o BLS initial will occur in the MS1 year.
o BLS recertification will occur in MS4 year.
o Either ACLS or PALS will occur in MS4 year.

Documentation Fee

Covers all transcripts distributed while a student is enrolled and after graduation.  The fee also includes the original diploma at the completion of the degree program.

Educational IT Fee

Supports IT facilities and improvements at the college.

Graduation Fee

This fee is applied to expenses associated with the graduation ceremony.

International Fee - F1 or J1*

The fee is charged to cover administrative services that support our international students.

Lab Materials Fee

Anatomy lab & lab reviews.

Matriculation Fee

Off-site retreat and on-site orientation for entering medical students.

Student Activity Fee

Supports medical school organization and Student Senate activity expenses throughout the academic year.

Student Class Fee

Supports entering class activities throughout first through fourth academic years.

Student Services Fee

Supports student-centered events, programs, activities and resources that are specifically open to all students such as the BCM LIFE program in degree granting schools at Baylor College of Medicine.

White Coat Ceremony Fee

Applied to expenses (venue rental and misc. expenses) associated with entering student ceremony, which signifies the rite of passage for BCM medical students, as they don their white coats and take an oath asserting their commitment to the very highest standards of ethics and healthcare.

Yearbook Fee

For yearbook publication and printing costs.

*Assessed only to international students based on visa type.

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Tuition and Fees for Prior Academic Years