School of Medicine

2022-23 Tuition and Fees: M.D. Program


Financing Your Education


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


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.

The determination of residency classification for tuition purposes is governed by statutes enacted by the Texas Legislature and rules and regulations promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Student applicants are classified as either a resident of Texas or a non-resident for tuition purposes based on information provided in their admission application. Current students who were classified as non-residents and wish to be reclassified as Texas residents should refer to the Office of the Registrar's web page on residency determination.

View estimates of cost of living expenses
M.D. Program - Academic Year 2022-23
 First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
Texas Residents Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance$27,954.75$28,116$27,909$27,782
--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Fall:$14,437.75$14,345$14,241.50$14,053.50
--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Spring:$13,517$13,771$13,667.50$13,728.50
Non-Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance$41,054.75$41,216$41,009$40,882
--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Fall:$20,987.75$20,895$20,791.50$20,603.50
--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Spring:$20,067$20,321$20,217.50$20,278.50
Texas Residents Tuition$19,425$19,425$19,425$19,425
Non-Residents Tuition$32,525$32,525$32,525$32,525
Health Insurance ($468.25/month)$5,150.75$5,619$5,619$5,619
Long Term Disability Insurance (Fall Only)$520$520$520$520
Matriculation Fee (Fall Only)$628   
White Coat Ceremony Fee (Fall Only)$87   
Student Class Fee (Fall Only)$100   
Lab Materials Fee$131   
Curriculum Resources Fee$1,124$1,873$1,666$1,290
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$60$60$60$60
Student Services Fee$38$38$38$38
Yearbook Fee (Fall Only)$54$54$54$54
Graduation Fee (Spring Only)   $249

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

Medical Research Pathway - Academic Year 2022-23
 Research Year
Texas Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance$25,878
--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Fall:$13,226
--Texas Residents - Total Billed in Spring:$12,652
Non-Resident Total: Tuition+Fees+Insurance$38,978
--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Fall:$19,776
--Non-Residents - Total Billed in Spring:$19,202
Texas Resident Tuition$19,425
Non-Resident Tuition$32,525
Health Insurance ($468.25/month)$5,619
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Fall Only)$520
Malpractice Insurance$12
Yearbook Fee (Fall Only)$54
Student Services Fee$38
Student Activities Fee$60
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.


Descriptions of Medical Student Fees


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.

School of Medicine - Student Fees
Fee NameDescription
Academic Success Center FeeSupports Academic Success Center (formerly Educational Resource Center) use of computers and training.
Curriculum Resources FeeCovers 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 FeeCovers 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 FeeSupports IT facilities and improvements at the college.
Graduation FeeThis 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 FeeAnatomy lab & lab reviews.
Matriculation FeeOff-site retreat and on-site orientation for entering medical students.
Student Activity FeeSupports medical school organization and Student Senate activity expenses throughout the academic year.
Student Class FeeSupports entering class activities throughout first through fourth academic years.
Student Services FeeSupports 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 FeeApplied 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 FeeFor yearbook publication and printing costs.

*Assessed only to international students based on visa type.