10. What if I am studying in the GGP and want to cancel and go home, or don't want to come back next semester?
This can be confusing because students ADMITTED BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2023 get invoices (bills) from both Study Group and Baylor University. GGP students will have to pay both Study Group and Baylor while in the program. These payments are done through two different systems.
Students ADMITTED AFTER AUGUST 1, 2023 WILL ONLY PAY BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.
When the bill amount appears on your account the amount is due and you should pay it. All bills must be paid before the first day of classes.
Student bills will are normally available in the Baylor E-Bill System on the following dates:
Summer semester - by the end of April (or after registration) Fall semester - by mid-July (or after registration) Spring semester - by the beginning of December (or after registration) New GGP students may see a delay in their billing because it is connected to registration for classes. Bills do not appear in the Baylor system until students are registered for their classes. Pre-registration for classes happens a few weeks before classes begin, so nothing for the next semester will appear until that time. If this is the case, do not worry.
Students in the GGP are required to purchase health insurance. The health insurance charges will automatically appear on each student's Baylor account. Charges are applied each semester.
The international student insurance policy can be found here. Students will be charged for insurance unless they have qualifying coverage and request a waiver (linked from the previous page). The Health Center will post insurance charges to student accounts in advance of semester billing (if the student registered by that time) or after registration (if the student is registered after initial billing).
For more information about the current international student insurance policy, please check the Student Health Insurance website
You may be charged a late fee.
If you overpaid your Study Group tuition bill, the money will be credited to your Study Group account for future Study Group tuition payments. However, if you are in your last semester of the Global Gateway Program and you overpaid your Study Group tuition bill, then you must fill out the Refund Request Form.
To obtain the Refund Request Form, please email Global_Gateway@baylor.edu and share the reason for your specific request.
Baylor does offer payment plans. See the Deferred Payment Plans section on the Baylor Student Financial Services website.
Read Baylor's cancellation policy here. It is very important that you refer to the Acceptance of Offer and Terms & Conditions document that you signed when you decided to enter the GGP. It has a lot of important information regarding your financial commitments.
Study Group does not manage scholarships for students that complete the GGP.
Once you have finished the GGP program, you may be eligible for current student scholarships through individual academic departments or organizations. Information about academic scholarships can be found here.
Note: Some scholarships are only available to U.S. citizens.