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Affording Your Education

Investing in you

Pursuing an advanced degree is a fantastic way to take your education, research, and career to a higher level. With it comes a higher workload and, often, a higher financial need. We recognize this is an important, and significant, investment in your life. So, we are completely committed to doing all that we can to help you pursue your goals.

Getting Started

With more education comes a continuation of the commitment Johns Hopkins has for our students

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid Financial aid applicants must be accepted and enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal financial aid. At Hopkins, half-time status for graduate students is enrollment in at least 4.5 credits (two courses for most programs). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen and registered with Selective Service (Males 18-25 years of age). Applicants must not be in default on a Federal Direct or Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, or owe a refund for a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) at any institution. Students may apply for financial aid at any point before or during the academic year. You do not have to wait until classes begin to apply. For answers to many of your questions, please visit the Common Questions page.

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Cost and Tuition

An investment in opportunities you’ll only get at Hopkins

Please Note:

Full-Time Graduate students only:

A one-time matriculation fee of $500 is charged.

Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed.  The cost of JHU Health Insurance for 2022-2023 is $2482.  In some cases, the department will cover the cost of health insurance.  Please consult with your departmental insurance administrator for specific cost-related questions.

All Graduate Students:  Average Federal Direct loan fees are added to the student budget when a student accepts a Federal Direct loan.