Many full-time graduate students receive tuition and fellowship support from their departments. Part-time graduate students may be eligible for tuition benefits through their employers. Student loans and work-study options are available to help with tuition and personal expenses. This page is your go-to resource for everything you need to know about what types of aid Hopkins offers to our graduate students.

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Finding scholarships

Some scholarships come directly from your graduate department, some you have to apply for separately through private sources. 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.

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Put your skills to work to help pay for college

Full and partial graduate fellowships and teaching or research assistantships may be provided by academic departments of the university. They are awarded each year and may be renewed on the recommendation of the student’s academic department. Specific information is available through the academic departments. In addition to this, the Federal Work-Study Program enables students to earn money by working part-time on or off-campus for a qualified employer.


Loans are an important component of your financial aid package

Loans are financial aid that must be paid back within a specified period of time after a student graduates, leaves college or falls below half-time enrollment. Hopkins participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. The U.S. Department of Education makes these loans, through Hopkins, directly to the student for educational expenses. There are two types of loans that graduate students can apply for: the Federal Unsubsidized Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan.

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Additional Sources

There are many other ways to help pay for college

Employer Tuition Benefits Many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition remission. Consult with your employer’s human resources office for more information. Veterans Benefits Johns Hopkins is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the training of veterans and the widows and children of deceased veterans under the provisions of the various federal laws pertaining to veterans’ educational benefits.  Information about veterans’ benefits is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hopkins participates in all veteran programs, including Yellow Ribbon and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.