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COSTS & AID

Baker wants to ensure your investment is protected. From our academic advisers to our Office of Financial Aid, we’re dedicated to making college a worthwhile experience—while you’re on our campus and for the rest of your life.

%

of Baker graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of earning their degree.

The Economist ranks Baker in its top 50 universities nationwide for return on investment.

Baker graduates earn the highest average salaries among graduates of universities in Kansas. —U.S. Department of Education, 2015

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

School of Education Undergraduate

More than 98 percent of Baker students on the Baldwin City campus receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants that total thousands of dollars. We strive to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible. Early action is important. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.

In 2015, Baker awarded more than $22 million in financial aid. And 95% of our students received scholarships for academic merit, activity participation, and cultural diversity. Learn More

Dates & Deadlines

MARCH 15

Submit admissions application. Complete the admissions application, which is also your application for scholarships and financial aid, by March 15 to be granted priority consideration for funds.

Submit FAFSA. The FAFSA must be submitted annually by March 15 to receive consideration for all funds.

APRIL 

Submit enrollment agreement and deposit.

JUNE 1

Submit housing application.

JUNE 

Submit health history and record of required immunizations.

Veterans Education Benefits

Baker is one of America’s top military-friendly colleges and universities according to Military Advanced Education magazine. Learn more about veterans benefits for students.

Net Price Calculator

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

The Baker financial aid package is typically a combination of university scholarships, state and federal grants, campus work, and student loans. Only loans must be repaid after graduation.

During your search of colleges, you will find that Baker University’s total direct cost of tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board is highly competitive with other private institutions.

1.

Fill out Baker’s Application for Admission and Financial Aid, preferably during the fall.

2.

Parent and student create an FSA ID.

3.

Complete the FAFSA. Priority deadline is March 15. Baker’s federal school code is 001903.

4.

Apply for loans. Students should apply for all federal loans for which they qualify before applying for a private credit loan.

1.

Fill out Baker’s Application for Admission and Financial Aid, preferably during the fall.

2.

Parent and student create an FSA ID.

3.

Complete the FAFSA. Priority deadline is March 15. Baker’s federal school code is 001903.

2017-18 Costs
TUITION
Full-time undergraduates (12-18 hours)$28,430/year  $14,215/semester
Part-time undergraduates (1-11 hours)$890 per c/h
Overload (over 18 hours)$425 per c/h
Interterm session only$425 per c/h
Summer school courses$425 per c/h
Summer internship - first 3 hours$200 per c/h
Summer internship - over 3 hours$425 per c/h
High school tuition$110 per c/h
High school concurrent credit$110 per c/h
ROOM
Irwin/Gessner double occupancy$3,910/year  $1,955/semester
Irwin/Gessner single occupancy$5,500/year  $2,750/semester
New Living Center Suite A (1/room, 4/suite)$5,820/year  $2,910/semester
New Living Center Suite B (2/room, 4/suite)$5,000/year  $2,500/semester
New Living Center Suite C (2/room, 2/suite)$5,260/year  $2,630/semester
Apartments$6,120/year  $3,060/semester
MEAL PLANS
19-meal plan (19 meals per week + $25 in declining balance per semester)$4,400/year  $2,200/semester
14-meal plan (14 meals per week + $200 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester)$4,400/year  $2,200/semester
12-meal plan (12 meals per week + $75 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester)$4,180/year  $2,090/semester
Commuter meal plan (50 meals per semester + $145 in declining balance/semester)
available only to students living off campus or in Greek chapter houses or Horn and Markham apartments
 $1,100/year  $550/semester
NEW STUDENTS
Confirmation deposit (collected from all new students)$100
Matriculation fee (collected first semester of enrollment)$80
MANDATORY FEES
General university fee (full time)$450/year  $225/semester
General university fee (part time)$200/year  $100/semester
OTHER FEES 
Athletic program fees$25-$200 depending on sport
Music private lesson fee - NONREFUNDABLE$220/semester (half-hour lessons)
Instructional fees - NONREFUNDABLETBD/course
Advanced placement fee$35
Graduation fee (charged when senior status attained)$125
Returned-check charge$25
Student ID card - replacement fee$30 each
Student-teaching fee$20 per c/h
State-assessed fees for student teachingTBD (subject to change without notice)
Official transcript request$10 each
Interest charged on late payments1% per month
2016-17 Costs
TUITION
Full-time undergraduates (12-18 hours) $27,600/year  $13,800/semester
Part-time undergraduates (1-11 hours) $830 per c/h
Overload (over 18 hours) $425 per c/h
Interterm session only $425 per c/h
Summer Away program $199 per c/h
Summer school courses $425 per c/h
Summer internship – first 3 hours $200 per c/h
Summer internship – over 3 hours $425 per c/h
High school tuition $100 per c/h
High school concurrent credit $100 per c/h
ROOM
Irwin/Gessner double occupancy $3,830/year  $1,915/semester
Irwin/Gessner single occupancy $5,150/year  $2,575/semester
New Living Center Suite A (1/room, 4/suite) $5,700/year  $2,850/semester
New Living Center Suite B (2/room, 4/suite) $4,900/year  $2,450/semester
New Living Center Suite C (2/room, 2/suite) $5,150/year  $2,575/semester
Apartments $6,000/year  $3,000/semester
MEAL PLANS
19-meal plan (19 meals per week + $25 in declining balance per semester) $4,400/year  $2,200/semester
14-meal plan (14 meals per week + $200 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester) $4,400/year  $2,200/semester
12-meal plan (12 meals per week + $75 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester) $4,180/year  $2,090/semester
Commuter meal plan (3 meals per week + $145 in declining balance/semester)
available only to students living off campus or in Greek chapter houses or Horn and Markham apartments
 $1,100/year  $550/semester
NEW STUDENTS
Confirmation deposit (collected from all new students) $100
Matriculation fee (collected first semester of enrollment) $80
MANDATORY FEES
General university fee (full time) $350/year  $175/semester
General university fee (part time) $160/year  $80/semester
OTHER FEES
Athletic program fees $25-$200 depending on sport
Music private lesson fee – NONREFUNDABLE $220/semester (half-hour lessons)
Instructional fees – NONREFUNDABLE TBD/course
Advanced placement fee $35
Graduation fee (charged when senior status attained) $100
Returned-check charge $25
Student ID card – replacement fee $30 each
Student-teaching fee $15 per c/h
State-assessed fees for student teaching TBD (subject to change without notice)
Official transcript request $10 each
Interest charged on late payments 1% per month
Learn more about scholarship and college savings options for low- to moderate-income students living in the greater Kansas City area.

A Private Education that Fits Your Budget

Private education has a reputation for being expensive. And it can be. But we think you’ll be surprised by the aid packages we can offer. These packages consist of a combination of university scholarships, state and federal grants, campus work, and student loans.

JEANNE MOTT, Senior Director of Financial Aid
jeanne.mott@bakerU.edu | 785.594.4595

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL & GRADUATE STUDIES

We recognize that obtaining a degree requires a substantial investment of both time and money. And like any investment, there is risk. So why not lessen the risk and attend a university known for producing workforce-ready graduates? We offer a variety of financial aid solutions and help you through the process so you can make your dream of earning a degree a reality.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION | GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Obtaining a degree requires a substantial investment of both time and money. And like any investment, there is risk. So why not lessen the risk and attend a university known for producing the areas top educators and administrators? We offer a variety of financial aid options and help you through the process so you can make your dream of earning a graduate degree a reality.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Nursing remains one of the nation’s fastest growing fields. So it’s no surprise Baker’s outstanding nurses are in demand. Every graduate from Baker’s Class of 2015 was offered a full-time position within three months of graduating, and most had job offers in their back pockets before they had diplomas in their hands.