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How to apply for federal financial aid—

  1. Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov

    Our School Code is E00473. FAFSA data typically takes 3-5 business days to reach JHU. If you are starting your program in the summer and need aid, you will need to submit two FAFSA applications; one for the school year that is ending and another for the school year beginning in the fall. For example, if you begin in the spring 2021 semester or summer 2021 semester, you must submit both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 FAFSA.

  2. Refer to your JHU SIS account

    If you were selected for verification by the federal processor, refer to your JHU SIS account (https://sis.jhu.edu/) to review your financial aid To Do List for any additional documents that may be required.

  3. Complete loan requirements

    If you are applying for federal student aid for the first time at Johns Hopkins University, you will need to complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling (EC) at https://studentloans.gov. Remember to select Johns Hopkins University - ASEN or use school code E00473. We are unable to retrieve your MPN and EC if they are sent to another Hopkins division.

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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Our graduate programs have rolling admissions.

There are no hard or fast deadlines for graduate financial aid, but we recommend that you allow a minimum of two months from the time you submit your aid application until your loan is disbursed to your account.

Additional information

Aid is NOT automatically renewed each year. You must file the FAFSA each year to reapply.

To see the most up to date information regarding your financial aid status and billing information, please log into your JHU SIS account. Did you know you could do the following in your SIS account?

  • Check your award status
  • Accept/decline your awards
  • Check for any required documents
  • Pay your bill
  • Review your account summary
  • Add an authorized user

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