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Financial Aid Medical Students

Tuition at Hopkins is highly competitive with other private schools. In determining financial aid, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 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.

The Process

All federal and institutional awards administered through the Financial Aid Office are based on demonstrated financial need.  To determine financial need, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal funding and the Need Access application for institutional scholarship funding (parental information required).  It is the intent of the Financial Aid Office to award these funds in an equitable and consistent manner.

Students are required to complete the application process each year.  The same level of scholarship funding is not guaranteed.  Therefore, students are encouraged to complete the application process in a timely manner to ensure early determination of funding eligibility.  Although there are no guarantees, the Financial Aid Office will make every attempt to fund the student with the same level of scholarship if they qualify.

Award Package.  Students who qualify are awarded both scholarship and loan as part of their award package.  It is expected that students accept the minimum "unit loan" package offered as part of their initial award which was based on demonstrated financial need. 

What Determines Federal Fund Eligibility?

Students are considered independent for federal student aid, which includes student loans and work-study.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine participates in the Direct Loan William D. Ford Unsubsidized student loan program, the Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Direct Grad Plus Program and the Federal Work-study Program.  Only the income of the student and/ or spouse is considered in determining financial need.  You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply for Federal Financial Aid.

Students must follow this process each year:

Additional information regarding federal funding eligibility is available under the "Eligibility" section of this website.

What Determines Scholarship Eligibility?

Although students are considered independent for the federal aid programs, parental information is required for scholarship consideration regardless of age or marital status.

Students must follow this process each year:

  • Complete the Need Access application
  • Complete the JHU Institutional Aid Information Sheet online via the Net Partner student portal
  • Provide parental federal tax returns and W2 forms
  • Parent non-tax filing form (if applicable)
  • Complete Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Verification (if applicable)

Students who do not complete the Need Access application but have completed the FAFSA will be considered for federal and institutional loan eligibility only. 

Additional information regarding institutional scholarship eligibility is available under the "Eligibility" section of this website. 

How is the Award Package Determined?      

First, student and family contributions are calculated based on completion of the FAFSA and Need Access applications.  Each student is then assigned a Cost of Attendance (COA) budget.  The calculated family contribution is subtracted from the budget to determine the student’s “unmet need.”  The Financial Aid Office will then award the student, through a combination of federal and institutional program funds, to meet the unmet financial need. 

Each award package consists of a minimum “unit loan” amount determined annually and is awarded as part of the initial award package offered to all financial aid eligible students.  Students may replace the "unit loan" by acquiring private scholarship funding. 

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, Hopkins can turn to more than 250 individual scholarship and loan funds in preparing packages that help students eager to attend The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine turn their dream into a reality.

Prospective Student

You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply for federal financial aid at The School of Medicine.  Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid (both federal and/or institutional funds) each award year.  Please refer to the application/instructions for the priority application date for the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid. 

Students whose completed applications and required documents are received by the priority application deadline date will be given priority in the award process.  Applications received after this date will be awarded based on availability of funds.  Maryland residents are recommended to file before March 1 in order to be eligible for Maryland State Scholarships.

Students may complete the FAFSA and Need Access applications beginning January 1.

Note:  Information from the parent and/or student federal tax returns is required to complete the Need Access application. 

In addition to completing the FAFSA and Need Access application to determine aid eligibility, first time students are required to complete a loan entrance interview form and a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note before any federal loan funds are disbursed. 

Maryland State residents may complete the Maryland Graduate/Professional Scholarship Application for consideration of this scholarship award offered through the Financial Aid Office on behalf of the State Scholarship Administration.

Use the checklist below for completing all requirements:

Continuing Student

You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply for federal financial aid at The School of Medicine.  Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid (both federal and/or institutional funds) each award year.  Please refer to the application/instructions for the priority application date for the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid.

Students whose completed applications and required documents are received by the priority application deadeline date will be given priority in the award process.  Applications received after this date will be awarded based on availability of funds.  Maryland residents are recommended to file before March 1 in order to be eligible for Maryland State Scholarships.

Students may complete the FAFSA and Need Access applications beginning January 1.

Note:  Information from the parent and/or student federal tax returns is required to complete the Need Access application. 

Maryland State residents may complete the Maryland Graduate/Professional Scholarship Application for consideration of this scholarship award offered through the Financial Aid Office on behalf of the State Scholarship Administration.

 
 
 
 
 

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