Need-based awards

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

Note: Current recipients of the Bloomberg Scholarship and Hopkins Academic Success Award will continue to receive these awards for the remainder of their undergraduate career based on continued 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 outside scholarships you receive will first replace your summer savings expectation, and then the work-study expectation of your financial aid award dollar for dollar. If outside scholarships exceed your total summer savings expectation and work-study expectation, your JHU Grant will be reduced dollar for dollar. For most undergraduate students, this means that you can receive up to $4,500 in outside scholarships before there are any reductions to your JHU Grant funding. 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, first replacing the summer savings expectation and work-study portions of your financial aid package dollar for dollar.

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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Tuition Waivers

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Benefits often come in the form of direct grants or waivers to reduce or eliminate tuition and fees. Examples include employer benefits, military tuition assistance, and veterans education benefits.

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