Estimate Your College Costs

Estimate the cost you and your family can expect to pay for Hopkins.

We’re bringing the brightest minds to Hopkins by making a world-class education financially possible. This starts with making financial aid easier to understand and giving you the tools to estimate your college costs and explore payment options that are right for you. 


While the cost of attendance is approximately $88,900 per academic year, many families pay far less, and some pay nothing at all. We’ll work with you and your family to determine an amount that matches your financial circumstances.

Cost of Attendance Breakdown
Matriculation Fee (One-time only)$500
Living Expense, Housing$11,968
Living Expense, Meals$8,182
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$1,514
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment$1,356
Transportation (Average costs vary by home state)$726
Total Cost of Attendance$88,976

Example Financial Aid Offer

Demonstrated Need

Total Cost of Attendance (COA) Includes billed and estimated costs $88,976
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Yout family’s expected costs -$2,020
Total Need $86,956

Financial Aid Offer

Hopkins Need-Based Scholarship $79,711
Federal Grants $4,545
Work-Study Earned through part-time employment on or off campus and can be used toward books, travel, and other personal or educational expenses. $2,700
Total Financial Aid Offer $86,956

Hopkins Pays $79,711

Government Pays $4,545

Student Earns $2,700

Family Pays $2,020

Total Cost of Attendance 

Includes billed costs like tuition, fees, housing and meals, and estimated costs like books, supplies, and personal travel expenses.

Estimation Tools


This tool uses questions similar to those on the CSS Profile to provide a more detailed estimate of your net price—the amount your family will be responsible for paying. You’ll need tax returns for your parents or legal guardians. Be as specific as you can to ensure the most accurate estimate.

Calculate Your Net Price

flexible options for covering your college costs

Each family’s financial circumstances are unique, and families often use more than one method to cover their costs. If your family would like flexibility beyond the financial aid offer, you can explore the following options:

  • Over 60% of our students work part-time, eight to ten hours a week on average. In addition to covering personal expenses, an on- or off-campus job can help you build your resume, make connections, and get involved in the community.
  • Regardless of your financial aid eligibility, you can take advantage of our no-interest payment plans that split the cost of your tuition, housing, and meals into equal installments.
  • Private scholarships reduce your summer savings and work-study expectations.
  • Although our financial aid offers don’t include loans, your family may choose to borrow as part of your financing strategy. We can direct you to low-interest federal loans and Parent PLUS loans.
  • You might also consider private loans. We encourage you to look at federal loan options before pursuing these, since their terms and repayment can vary. We have an interactive tool to help you and your family compare private loans.


Our financial aid advisers are dedicated to helping you and your family understand and evaluate your financial aid options. If you have questions or need assistance throughout the process, you can reach out to us.

Contact Student Financial Support