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U.S. citizens and permanent residents should follow the application instructions below. International, undocumented, and DACA students are not required to complete the FAFSA; click below for more information.

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How to apply

While merit scholarships are automatically renewed, you must reapply for need-based financial aid each year. Instructions for applying for the upcoming academic year are emailed to rising undergraduates and their parent(s) in December. The deadline to submit a complete application for returning students is January 15. You will receive notification of your eligibility by July 1, if everything was submitted on time. If your application is completed late, we cannot guarantee the availability of funding for the next year. If you are studying abroad or on a leave of absence, you should still submit all requirements by January 15. You may expect your family’s estimated contribution to remain similar for eight semesters if…

  • Your family’s financial situation remains the same,
  • The number of undergraduate students in college does not decrease or increase,
  • Your application is completed by the deadline each year, AND
  • You are making Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students participating in a Direct Matriculation Program should follow the instructions above to apply for financial aid while completing their undergraduate study.

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Financial aid appeal process

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.

Request a Reconsideration