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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
- What Determines Federal Fund Eligibility?
- What Determines Scholarship Eligibility?
- How is the Award Packaged Determined?
- Non U.S. Resident International Student Awarding
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 CSS Profile 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 FAFSA application process each year. Continuing students will not be required to complete the CSS Profile application after the first year. Therefore, students are encouraged to complete the application process in a timely manner to ensure early determination of funding eligibility.
Award Package. Students who qualify are awarded both scholarship and loan as part of their award package. Students are eligible to request additional loan funds if needed.
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 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:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Provide federal verification documentation if selected for federal verification
- Meet priority award dates
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid
Additional information regarding federal funding eligibility is available under the "Eligibility" section of this website.
Although students are considered independent for the federal aid programs, parental information is required for scholarship consideration regardless of age or marital status.
New students must follow this process once in their first year:
- Complete the CSS Profile Application
- Provide prior year parental federal tax returns and W2 forms submitted through IDOC
- Parent non-tax filing form (if applicable)
- Complete Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Verification (if applicable)
Students who do not complete the CSS Profile 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.
First, student and family contributions are calculated based on completion of the FAFSA and CSS Profile 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.
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.
You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply for federal financial aid at The School of Medicine. Please refer to the application/instructions 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 CSS Profile applications beginning October 1.
Note: Information from the parent and/or student federal tax returns is required to complete the CSS Profile application.
In addition to completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile application to determine aid eligibility, first time students are required to complete a Online Loan Entrance Counseling session 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:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- CSS Profile Application
- Parent federal tax returns and W2 forms (print student’s name on copies of the parental tax returns and W2 forms and submit through IDOC).
- Parent Non-Tax Filing Form (if applicable)
- Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
- Sibling/Spouse Enrollment Verification (if applicable)
- Graduate/Professional Scholarship Application (Maryland Residents Only)
You must be a United States citizen, permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen 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 may complete the FAFSA applications beginning October 1.
Maryland residents are recommended to file the FAFSA before March 1 in order to be eligible for Maryland State Scholarships and/or the Maryland Graduate/Professional Scholarship. Applications for consideration of the Maryland Graduate/Professional Scholarship are submitted to the Financial Aid Office on behalf of the State Scholarship Administration.