A graduate level education is a highly important investment, and we’re devoted to making your experience at Johns Hopkins affordable. Several financial aid options are available to Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) degree candidates. You must be enrolled in at least two courses per semester to qualify for federal financial aid.
Ask your employer about your company’s tuition reimbursement or tuition remission policy — many companies and agencies have educational benefits of this nature.
Scholarships from Outside Sources:
Scholarships from private sources are an additional method of financing your graduate education. The University recommends that students apply for other scholarship and fellowship funds which may be available through outside sources: the state or federal government, private donors, and corporations.. Information about these programs may be obtained by searching the Web. Links to outside funding searches can be found at http://www.finaid.org, and at Outside/Private Scholarships|Freshman and Transfer Students. You can also check at the public library, academic departments, or community organizations. Students must report all awards received to the Office of Student Financial Services. Students who receive private scholarships may have their loan and/or work-study reduced accordingly.
Students are expected to report any outside awards to the Office of Student Financial Services including outside scholarships, employer tuition benefits, and military benefits. Please use the Outside Award Form on our webpage.
Special Note for Maryland State residents:
Students can now log on to the Maryland Higher Education Commission website to get up-to-the-minute information about scholarships and financial assistance. Students can also check on the status of their state scholarship application.
Consider the Bryce Harlow Fellowship Application if you are enrolled in an area outlined by the program.
A listing of Frequently Asked Questions regarding financial aid is below.
When do I turn in my financial aid application?
Who can apply for financial aid?
NOTE: If you drop below half-time status during the semester, your aid may be canceled for the semester. If you resume half-time status in a subsequent semester, you may request to have your aid reinstated using the Student Loan Adjustment Form.
How do I apply?
Have I missed the deadline?
Did you receive my FAFSA?
Your JHED LID and password is required for access.
Am I eligible for federal loans during the summer semester?
What type of aid is available?
NOTE: Provisional/Conditional admitted students who are not yet fully accepted into their program may receive one year of federal student financial aid, but the annual limit is $12,500 in Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans combined, with a maximum of $5,500 available in a Federal Direct Subsidized loan. Provisional students do not qualify for Graduate PLUS loans.
NOTE: If you are enrolled in less than two courses in any term, you are not eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans for that term. You may want to consider borrowing through a private/alternative loan program.
How is my eligibility determined?
Can I apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan?
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to complete this process and qualify for lower interest rate loans before applying for private loans.
How do I get money to buy my books?
How do I request a change in my provisional enrollment status?
What if I drop a class and I’m less than half-time?
What if I have more questions, who do I call?
Office of Student Financial Services
Or email your financial aid advisor. For the name and email address of your advisor, please click here.
To learn more about the financial aid process, please visit the Financial Aid page.
Information about veterans’ educational benefits can be found on the Veterans’ page.
Sequence Analysis and Genomics students: Federal Financial Aid Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (student loans) is not available at this time. Johns Hopkins University has an application before the US Department of Education requesting eligibility for the certificate program and will notify all applicants if approval is received.
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