Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Fees and Expenses: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


Ph.D. Student Benefits


Our students receive a competitive stipend, full tuition remission, and individual health insurance at no cost to the student.  

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Direct Expenses


The following table shows the direct expenses that are billed to students attending the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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 Benefits Office.

All Graduate Programs – Academic Year 2023-24
 First YearSubsequent Years
Health Insurance ($481.00/month)$5,467**$5,772
Matriculation Fee (Fall only)$25 
Facility Fee$5,000$5,000
Academic Success Center Fee$150$20
Student Services Fee$38$38

**New students are billed health insurance for the last 11 days of July at a daily rate of $16.  The monthly premium rate is assessed for August onward.


Additional Fees

  • International students are assessed an annual Visa Fee each fall. F-1 Visa: $75. J-1 Visa: $100.
  • M.S. 2nd-year graduate students (CSTP Program) are assessed a Graduation Fee of $234 in the fall.
  • Ph.D. 4th-year students are assessed a Graduation Fee of $249 in the spring.

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

If you apply for federal financial aid, the financial aid office must calculate an annual cost of attendance.  The cost of attendance is the maximum amount of financial aid you will be able to receive (including scholarships) while you are enrolled at Baylor College of Medicine.  The chart below will estimate your annual cost of attendance while studying at BCM.  

Ph.D. and M.S. Programs 2023-2024 Cost of AttendanceFirst Year:
Subsequent Years:
Direct Expenses$32,680$32,830
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment$600$600
Living Expenses, Housing and Food$25,146$25,146
Loan Fees Res$1,279$1,279