Things change - if financial circumstances are affecting your ability to attend Johns Hopkins, we would like to have the opportunity to reconsider your eligibility for financial aid. Our goal is to offer you the best possible financial aid package based on your family’s current financial situation within the parameters of existing policies, federal regulations and the availability of funds.

Note: Use the 2020-21 Appeal form to request financial assistance related to COVID-19.

Submit your request

Use this upload tool to submit your reconsideration request directly to our office. Be sure to include the student’s full name and date of birth on all pages of the materials you submit.

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How to request reconsideration

An increase in aid is most often the result of financial circumstances that have changed or that we did not know about at the time of your original application. Examples include loss of income, unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance, and other unusual life events that affect your family’s ability to pay for college.

To request a reconsideration of your aid, complete and sign our appeal form for the appropriate academic year, then submit alongside relevant supporting documentation directly to our office using the upload tool.

If you would like to request assistance to purchase a computer, please submit the Budget Adjustment Request. The purchase of a computer is considered a one-time expense, and financial assistance is capped at $2,000. Assistance may be in the form of grants or loans depending on your academic level and financial circumstances.

Student Financial Services will review and respond to requests as quickly as possible.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

Factors we may consider during the appeal process

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Additional information

Forms and resources

All forms are available online.

  • Appeal form – submit this form alongside supporting documentation using our upload tool below
  • Parent Monthly Income and Expense Statement – use this form to report your family’s monthly cash flow
  • Asset Statement – complete this statement to report your family’s current assets
  • Payment options – learn more about other payment options, beyond your financial aid award

Future years

Families must apply for need-based financial aid every academic year. If your appeal is approved, we may consider replicating any adjustments in future years. Some appeal adjustments are one-time only and will not carry forward.