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the basics

Get an estimate of what you’ll pay to attend Johns Hopkins

We offer two resources to help your family estimate costs: the MyinTuition Quick College Cost Estimator and the Net Price Calculator.

These tools are a great place to start understanding the cost of a college education. You may need to gather a few documents such as taxes or pay stubs, as there will be questions about your parents’ financial situation, but it only takes about 20 minutes to complete. The idea of paying for college can seem overwhelming, but we are committed to meeting our students’ needs so they can focus on the opportunities available to them at Hopkins.

Estimate your college costs

It’s a good idea to run through this exercise with each school on your list. Because each school may have its own approach to financial aid, using this tool will help you get a sense of your financial options going into your college search process.

the tools

MyinTuition Quick College Cost Estimator

This calculator asks six basic financial questions to provide you with a quick estimate of college costs, and works best for families with less complex financial situations.

Click here to complete the MyinTuition Quick College Cost Estimator

Net Price Calculator

This calculator is more in-depth, and asks questions similar to the CSS Profile to estimate your net price.

Click here to complete the Net Price Calculator

How Aid Works

Parental expectation

Many families use a combination of current income, savings, monthly payments, and long-term borrowing to provide for educational expenses. We are here to help support you and your family as you learn about eligibility for financial aid and explore payment options.

Factors that determine family contribution include both taxed and untaxed income, income taxes paid, number of family members, number of siblings in undergraduate school, and asset strength, i.e., value of savings, investments, business, and real estate. JHU follows the basic federal needs analysis formula for all federal aid but makes adjustments to that formula when determining eligibility for JHU grant assistance. Adjustments to the basic federal formula may be made on a case-by-case basis to reflect more accurately your family’s financial strength. Examples of these institutional adjustments are calculating an allowance for high medical or secondary school expenses, evaluating depreciation and business losses, generally disallowing siblings in graduate school, and including home equity in the formula.

Student expectation

We assume that students will work during the summer to help pay some of their school expenses.

Johns Hopkins University expects most students to contribute a minimum of $1,800 (for new students) and $2,600 (for returning students) from summer employment. Students are also expected to contribute from their savings and investments. In general, 20 percent of student assets are expected to be available for college costs each year.

Your aid package

Once your eligibility for aid has been established, Johns Hopkins University offers a financial aid “package,” which may consist of different types of aid from various sources.

Depending on your level of need, you may be offered a combination of grants, loans, and work opportunities. The foundation of an aid package is a “self-help” award of loans and work-study. After the self-help has been offered, your remaining financial need is met with grant assistance, depending on the availability of funds. This grant assistance may include a Johns Hopkins University Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and state and private scholarships.

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