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Paying for Johns Hopkins University

January 10, 2019

Johns Hopkins University Financial Aid Department provides financial aid to its students based on a need-blind process, providing loan-free financial aid packages that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. Loans will no longer be included in need-based aid packages starting in the Spring of 2019. In order to be eligible for need or merit financial aid, students will need to fill out the  FAFSA, the CSS Profile, and provide tax documents by the November 15th deadline.


Financial Aid Advising Office provides advising to its students and families. This page lists the various ways to get in touch with an advisor as well as lists the advisor that students can directly contact based upon their alphabetic last name. JHU also provides a cost budgeting page also includes links to managing the cost of studying abroad, becoming an RA (which reduces student costs), and managing expenses if you are living off-campus.


There are various types of aid available to Johns Hopkins University students of all types.  

Institutional, federal, and state grants and scholarships are available to students based on need and merit as well as other potential talent and potential-based aid. There are several outside scholarships and private and specialty (like ROTC) scholarships available to students to help pay for their education.


Federal Work Study  employment opportunities are available as part of student financial aid packages. This brochure provides 11 pages of useful information about federal work study programs at Johns Hopkins University. For students who do not receive financial aid, Johns Hopkins University expects that that students will still seek additional employment opportunities. Students are invited to explore the student employment website to find opportunities and additional information about working while pursuing an education.


Although student loans will no longer be part of the financial aid packages awarded at Johns Hopkins University, this page about student and parent federal and private loans provides useful information to help navigate that choice if needed and desired.


International student aid is available to students along with graduate student financial aid. The Office of Student Accounts provides students with payment plans to help manage tuition bills. Students can also find information such as a JHU cost estimator through InTuition, a net price calculator, as well as Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions. Accessing this information will help students navigate how they will pay for their education at Johns Hopkins University.


The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School provides students with some useful information and links on the topic of financial literacy. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine links to a Financial Literacy Section with links to a variety of resources to help students understand money management and dedicated to financial literacy education.