Undergraduate financial aid at Hopkins
Finding the right financial fit for your family starts as a conversation. Hopkins is committed to helping all students make their college decision without being limited by family financial circumstances. We’re dedicated to helping students and their families afford a Hopkins education—by meeting 100% of calculated need and offering a broad range of grants and support. This means we use your financial aid application to determine how much is reasonable for your family to pay, then pledge to provide aid for the remaining amount. Read more about our commitment to financial aid below.
How Hopkins Families Pay for College
Each year, our students receive over $80 million in grant money towards their Hopkins education. Grants and scholarships—both institutional and from other sources—are just one of the many ways Hopkins supports our families.
- Average need-based grant for first-year students: over $38,000
- 46% of first-year students receive aid
Questions about financial aid at Hopkins? Our advisers are here to help:
Student Financial Services
Who receives aid?
We know that all families have their own circumstances, and our financial aid advisers are here to help you chart the course that makes the most sense to your family. Many factors go into determining financial aid awards for admitted students. As you can see below, many types of families will receive some type of aid at Hopkins.
Hopkins is dedicated to enrolling the strongest students each year regardless of a student’s financial need. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for our students for all four years of undergraduate study. With a variety of financial support programs for all types of families, we guide families through the process of finding the right path for them. We support every admitted family, with advisers in our Office of Student Financial Services available to help all families understand and explore their options.
“The financial aid opportunity that Hopkins gave me was much better than any of the state schools that I applied to. The financial assistance there wasn’t going to back me up as much as Hopkins is doing right now. That really pushed [my decision to enroll], but I think, overall, Hopkins is an amazing place to do something important.”
biophysics and molecular and cellular biology
How to apply for aid
Visit How to Apply for Aid for a full list of requirements and deadlines.
Costs for 2015–2016, which may differ from your net price: tuition ($48,710), room and board ($14,540), plus personal expenses like books and travel. Expenses such as travel and room and board vary based on choices.
- Net Price Calculator: Calculate your estimated cost of attendance at Johns Hopkins.
- Need-based awards: See a list of grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid.
- Merit-based scholarships: See a full list of merit-based aid opportunities.
- Paying for College: A publication on loans and payment programs available to Johns Hopkins students.
- Baltimore Scholars: The Baltimore Scholars Program offers scholarships for eligible Baltimore City public high school students who are admitted to Johns Hopkins University.
- Clark Scholars: The Clark Scholars Program recognizes high-achieving students in the Whiting School of Engineering.
- Veterans’ benefits: Eligibility, registration, and contact information.