Tuition and Financial Aid
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to eliminating cost as a barrier for those whose dream is to study medicine. Our Financial Aid Office works closely with students to manage the cost of education as well as to provide top-notch financial guidance. Thanks to our generous friends and alumni, we have over 150 individual scholarship and loan accounts from which we are able to award 85% of students who apply with ample financial aid packages.
Tuition at Johns Hopkins is extremely competitive with that of other private medical schools, and the average debt load for Hopkins graduates is actually lower than for students at other private institutions and even some public universities.
In determining financial aid, Hopkins has two primary aims: to keep borrowing levels relatively uniform among students, and to ensure that scholarship funds go to those from the neediest backgrounds. A detailed overview of the financial aid application process can be found on the financial aid website. Please note that because of the availability of awards through the government's Medical Scientist Training Program, the guidelines for M.D./Ph.D. students are slightly different from those for M.D. students.
Financial Aid for International Students
Financial aid funding is now available for all qualified current and newly admitted non-U.S. resident medical students. Financial aid assistance will be in the form of institutional loan and/or scholarship. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please review the information about Non-U.S. Resident International Student Awards.
Students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents and students not in possession of immigrant visas will be obligated to satisfy the School of Medicine’s international medical student financial requirement. For the upcoming academic year, the financial requirement is $72,958 (USD) for the first year of your medical studies. This amount is non-negotiable and can be satisfied with cash, a non-negotiable irrevocable Letter of Credit (LOC) in the name of The Johns Hopkins University, a combination of cash and LOC, or a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) issued in the name of The Johns Hopkins University and authorized by an appropriate embassy or government official from your home country. This amount can also be reduced with any accepted offers of financial aid.
For questions about financial aid not addressed here, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-955-1324.