Financial assistance and support

Part of our commitment is that we meet 100% of calculated need for our students, without expecting students to borrow loans as part of their financial aid award. Advisers in our office are available to help families understand and explore their options.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants of all sizes

Grants and scholarships are gifts that do not have to be repaid. These gifts come from a variety of sources: federal and state governments, corporations, individual donors, and Hopkins institutional funds. Because Johns Hopkins is committed to making education affordable for everyone, most of our aid is need-based.

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Work Opportunities

Get involved, on and off-campus

Work towards your degree while using your knowledge and gaining experience.

There are a wide variety of jobs on and off campus to help students meet their financial needs. Students are free to choose their own jobs, and they work an average of 10 to 15 hours per week. Earnings are used to help cover expenses such as books, travel, and other personal expenses. This can be done by a Federal Work Study program, JHU Work Opportunity, or other part-time employment. The Student Employment Services Office can help you throughout the job application process. A recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics showed that students who work part-time (less than twenty hours per week) while in school full-time actually do better in the classroom. See how work-study can be a part of your Johns Hopkins experience.

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Payment Options

Contributing to your success

Additional resources to help your family pay for college.

We do not expect students to borrow loans as part of their need-based financial aid package. However, any student who is eligible for federal aid may still choose to borrow a federal student loan, even if it is not included in their financial aid package upfront. Click here to learn more about payment options.