Financial Aid 101

Grants vs. scholarships, no-loan, and demonstrated need? We explain financial aid lingo and break down the process.

Join members of our Student Financial Services team to hear how aid eligibility is determined, types of aid available, and strategies for covering college expenses. You’ll learn about our commitment to affordability and get your questions answered.

While we encourage all students and families to join, please note:

  • Financial Aid 101 is most relevant for domestic students in our application process (US citizens, permanent residents, students with DACA or undocumented status, and other eligible statuses).
  • Financial Aid 101 for International Citizens is specifically designed for foreign nationals or non-U.S. citizens.

Download Session Materials
Download the “Financial Aid and Planning for College Expenses: What You Need to Know” PDF below to reference after our Financial Aid 101 session.

Download Financial Aid 101 PDF

Are you a first-generation student?
Hopkins offers a series of resources to help students and families navigate the college search and application process.

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