Students receive a competitive stipend, health and dental insurance. The stipend of $29,000 for academic year 2015/16 will increase to $30,000 in academic year 2016/17, $31,000 in academic year 2017/18, and $32,000 in academic year 2018/19. Students do not pay tuition.

When you consider the low cost of living in Houston, the stipend goes a lot further here than most places.

Student Health Insurance

The Graduate School pays the cost of student-only coverage for graduate students. This cost covers both a Medical and Dental PPO plan. Graduate students are responsible for the cost of their eligible family members’ coverage. The monthly premiums for the 2017-18 academic year are as follows:

Level of Coverage Monthly Cost

Student Only $421.82 (covered by program)

To add a Spouse $431.77 (paid by student)

To add One Child $446.09 (paid by student)

To add Two or More Children $892.18 (paid by student)

To add Family (Spouse+One child) $877.86 (paid by student)

To add Family (Spouse+2 or More Children) $1323.95 (paid by student)

View the 2017-2018 Medical Plan Design and Benefits Summary.

The 2017-18 Dental Plan Design and Benefits Summary will be available soon.

For more information, please visit the Aetna Student Health website for Baylor College of Medicine.