Veterans at Hopkins
Hopkins welcomes students who have previously served in the Armed Forces to apply for undergraduate admission.
As a military veteran, your diverse ideas, work ethic, and global perspectives can help you succeed in classrooms, research, and the greater Hopkins community.
Veteran applicants apply through the same application process as all prospective undergraduate students
Our admissions process is holistic and takes into consideration the unique experiences and contributions of each applicant. We value the perspectives our veteran students bring to our community.
- Students who have completed fewer than 12 college credits after high school should apply as first-year applicants.
- Students who completed more than 12 college credits after high school graduation or GED attainment should apply as transfer applicants.
Need-Based Financial Aid
To ensure that college costs aren’t a barrier for our students, we work with you to determine what you can afford to contribute toward college costs, and then we cover the rest with money that doesn’t need to be paid back.
The Hopkins financial aid philosophy means:
- 100% Need Met: We work with you and your family to determine what you can afford to contribute toward college costs (tuition, room & board, food, travel expenses, etc.) and then we cover 100% of the rest.
- No Loans: Our financial aid packages are made up of grants and work study, money that doesn’t need to be paid back. That means our students have the opportunity to graduate debt-free.
- Need-Blind: For U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and student with DACA or undocumented status, we practice need-blind admissions, which means your finances don’t factor into our admissions decision.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Johns Hopkins University is committed to supporting our veteran and military students through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Program. You can learn more about the funding available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
We are proud to offer a fee waiver to any applicant who is currently serving, or has served, in the U.S. military. Fee waivers for veterans are available in both the Common Application and Coalition for College application.
Offering mentorship and guidance to highly qualified veterans, Service to School’s VetLink program helps veterans find a top college that is the best fit for academic and personal interests, as well as navigate the application process.