U.S. Military Veterans

Proudly serving those who have served our country.

As a military veteran, your diverse ideas, work ethic, and global perspectives can help you succeed in classrooms, research, and on our campus and beyond. We’re interested in who you are now—after all your experiences and growth—and the ways you’ll amplify our community.

Admissions for Veterans

Veteran Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator Bailey Jackelen provides advice on the most effective ways to incorporate your prior military career into your application to Hopkins.

Applying to Hopkins

Military veterans apply through the same application process as all prospective undergraduate students. Our review process is holistic, considering every aspect of your application and unique circumstances so we can understand who you are in the fullest context.

  • Students who have completed fewer than 12 college credits after high school graduation or getting their GED should apply as first-year applicants.
  • Students who have completed more than 12 college credits after high school graduation or getting their GED should apply as transfer applicants.

If you have any questions regarding the undergraduate admissions application process, you can contact our Veteran Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator, Bailey Jackelen, at bailey.jackelen@jhu.edu.

For information regarding our graduate programs, you can contact the admissions offices of our Graduate Programs.

No Application Fees

We 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 on Scoir.

Throughout your college selection process, I recommend you visit and consider Hopkins. You have distinguished yourself during your time in service and could continue that path of distinction with a top 10 university. [At Hopkins] your voice truly matters. You can help shape the Veteran community (…) and positively influence the student population and academic institution. Continue to challenge yourself and Go Hop!

ANDREW COTÉ, United States Marine Corps

Our Financial Aid

100% Need Met, No Loan, Need-Blind

We want all students to have the opportunity to pursue their goals without financial barriers. Because of this, we work with your family to understand your unique circumstances to determine what you can pay toward college costs, and then we cover the rest with need-based scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, and work-study opportunities. 

We are need-blind for domestic applicants (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, eligible noncitizens, and students with DACA or undocumented status), which means your finances don’t factor into our admissions decision.

Hopkins participates in all veterans’ programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. We treat veterans’ educational benefits as private scholarships.  


Hopkins is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Between veteran educational benefits and meeting 100% demonstrated need, we are committed to making a world-class education financially possible.

Learn About the Yellow Ribbon Program


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.

Learn About VetLink

ROTC Scholarships

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship (ROTC) 

The Air Force offers both competitive and non-competitive scholarships to Hopkins students who join the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). For information on how to apply, contact (301) 314-3242 or visit AFROTC

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship (ROTC) 

The on-campus Army ROTC program offers tuition scholarships that are renewable for two, three, or four years, often with book allowances and monthly living stipends. You must serve as a commissioned officer after graduation. Contact your Army recruiting officer, high school counselor, or the Department of Military Sciences at Hopkins for information on how to apply.

As a member of the National Guard, my professors are very accommodating to my monthly trainings, and there are plenty of resources and groups dedicated to service members and veterans. Anyone joining the Hopkins community will find many people who have gone through similar experiences as a member of the military and are willing to help you.

ANDREW ALTMAN, Maryland Army National Guard


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Military Veterans FAQ