Need-based awards

Grants are gifts that do not have to be repaid. The amount of grant depends on your financial need.


Merit-based awards

Merit-based scholarships and fellowships are awarded based on academic and personal achievement, and do not have to be repaid.


Private scholarships

Scholarships from private organizations can be a valuable source of additional aid.

Any scholarships you receive will first replace the loan and/or work portion of your financial aid package. Beginning in spring 2019, student loans will no longer be included in need-based financial aid packages. Johns Hopkins University grants/scholarships will not be reduced for students receiving outside scholarships unless total aid resources exceed the student’s need or cost of attendance. All scholarships must be reported to Student Financial Services.

Report that you are receiving an Outside Scholarship

Hopkins participates in all veterans programs, including Yellow Ribbon and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Veterans educational benefits are treated as outside scholarships, replacing self-help portions of your financial aid package dollar for dollar. Institutional aid will only be revised if the combination of JHU aid and veterans benefits exceeds your financial need (as calculated by JHU). During the 2018-19 academic year, students may choose whether to reduce their loan or work study expectation first. Beginning in spring 2019, students will not be expected to borrow loans as part of their financial aid award.

NOTE: All students who receive government and entitlement grants — i.e., a Federal Pell Grant, ROTC, state scholarships, and employer tuition benefits — and whose need was fully met in the original financial aid package, will have the amount of their Johns Hopkins University-funded grants reduced by the full amount of the outside grant. For example, a student who receives a state scholarship of $500 will have his or her Johns Hopkins University–funded grants reduced by $500. The total amount of financial aid will remain the same.

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