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Financial Aid Eligibility

All students applying to the School of Medicine may apply for financial aid assistance.  However, students must meet certain citizenship requirements, be in good academic standing, and complete all required application forms for consideration of aid.

Citizenship Status

In order to qualify for financial aid at Hopkins, as well as Title IV, Title VII and University Scholarships/Loans, students must be one of the following:

  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. nationals
  • U.S. permanent residents, or
  • hold an I-94 form with one of the following designations:
    • refugee
    • asylum granted
    • indefinite or humanitarian parole
    • Cuban Haitian entrant
    • status pending

International Student Status

Medical student’s whose citizenship status is not represented in the above categories are ineligible for federal or institutional financial assistance and will be required to deposit four years of tuition and living expenses into an escrow account with the university as method of financial support.  Please access this link for detailed information regarding the escrow requirement: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/offices/finaffairs/billing/index.html

Financial Need

All financial aid awarded through the School of Medicine Financial Aid Office is “need based.”  Therefore, all students are required to complete the federal financial aid application (FAFSA) to determine aid eligibility.  Medical students are considered independent for the federal Title IV programs. Income information for the student and/or spouse must be provided on the application to determine the financial status of the student.  Program eligibility:

Federal Direct Stafford Loan -- Unsubsidized

Federal Direct GradPlus Loan

Federal Perkins Loan

Federal Work-Study

Institutional scholarships and grants are also “need based.”  Students who wish to be considered for JHU scholarship funds must complete the Need Access financial aid application.  Parental income and student income information is required on this application to determine scholarship eligibility.  Program eligibility:

General Scholarships

Stewarded Scholarships

Note: These scholarship funds are not made available to graduate students.  Therefore, these students are not required to complete the Need Access application.  Scholarship or grant funding for graduate students are awarded through their department and not the Financial Aid Office.

Additional Forms

In addition to completing the FAFSA and Need Access applications to determine eligibility for federal and institutional loans and scholarships, students will be required to complete additional forms in preparation for award packaging. The additional documents are determined by the financial aid application that has been submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

  • Medical School Financial Aid Institutional Aid Application – All students required to complete
  • Federal Verification Worksheet -- The Department of Education randomly selects applications for verification. The Financial Aid Office may also select additional applicants if there appears to be a discrepancy in reported data. If selected, the student and/or spouse will be required to complete the verification worksheet and provide a transcript of  federal income tax returns to the Financial Aid Office for processing. Students will be packaged but no funds disbursed if the verification process is not complete.
  • Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Certification Form -- The enrollment of sibling and/or spouse in college impacts the student and parent contribution in the calculation of scholarship eligibility.  (The student’s sibling must be supported by the parent to be counted in the calculation for scholarship.) Students are required to submit verification of enrollment from the school that the sibling or spouse is attending. Scholarship eligibility will be recalculated if certification of enrollment in college is not provided by the specified deadline. Siblings or spouse must be attending college on at least a half-time basis.
  • Parent Non-Tax Filing Statement – Required if the parent does not file income taxes for specified academic year reporting.

Application Process

The School of Medicine Financial Aid Office will review student files on a rolling basis.  Completed applications received by the priority application date (as listed on the institutional financial aid application and instructions) will be given first consideration in the award process.  Student applications received after that date will be awarded based on availability of funds. Students must apply each year for financial aid.

FAFSA Application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Complete the FAFSA electronically at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Students who have never filed a FAFSA or who have filed but do not remember their Personal Identification Number (PIN) should first register/reapply for a PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov.  You may also call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID for assistance.
  • Renewal FAFSA.  If you have previously filed a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA, you can save time by updating that data by using the renewal form.  The Department of Education is no longer mailing paper renewal forms, so you must file electronically to use this option.  You will need your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to access the system. 
  • Application dates.  JHU Priority Application Date:  Please refer to the institutional financial aid application and instructions.  Maryland Residents State Scholarship:  March 1.
  • Be sure to list The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine school code E00235 as a recipient of your data.

Need Access Application

  • Complete the Need Access application electronically at http://www.needaccess.org
  • Minimal application fee is charged for processing. Fee structure information and other options for applying are located at http:://www.needaccess.org
  • Access Group, a needs analysis servicer for graduate and professional schools, assist students and parents with completing the application. They may be contacted at (800) 282-1550 or via email needaccess@accessgroup.org
  • View “Before You Apply” and “How to Apply” areas of the website before completing the application. Note that the Need Access Applications must be completed with student, spouse, and parental (both custodial and non-custodial) information.
 
 
 
 
 

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