A note about deadlines

There are no hard or fast deadlines for graduate financial aid, but we encourage you to allow a minimum of two months from the time you submit your aid application until your loan is disbursed to your account.

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Types of aid: financial assistance and support

Our students are able to find a financial fit that suits their needs through many different packages of loans, scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and fellowships.

Loans

Federal and private loans can assist in meeting your financial needs.

Stipends

There are a variety of fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships available to help you through your graduate work here. Find out more from your program advisor.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available to help with the cost of your graduate education. We encourage all students to apply for private scholarships and fellowships.

Assistantships

Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by the individual graduate programs and amounts vary by program. Most departments accept candidates with a bachelor’s degree directly into their doctoral programs. Only limited assistantship support is available for terminal master’s students.

Dean’s Master’s Fellowships

Students who have graduated with a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate degree will automatically earn a Dean’s Master’s Fellowship, covering half of the tuition for every semester of full-time, residential enrollment (fall and spring semesters only; summers and intersessions are not included; EP courses are not included) in a WSE master’s degree program, provided they have either: (a) completed eight full-time * semesters of study at Johns Hopkins, or (b) have not been enrolled at Johns Hopkins for at least one year. Students who are pursuing JHU combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees who have not yet completed eight full-time semesters at JHU, and have retained undergraduate status, are eligible to continue to apply for undergraduate financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Services. There is typically a 4 semester-limit on the Dean’s Master’s Fellowship funding. Extensions may be requested (but are not guaranteed) through the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Academic Affairs (please email [email protected]).

*Students who took advantage of the COVID-19 Graduating Senior Course Drop Option in the Spring 2020 semester will remain eligible for the Dean’s Master’s Fellowship (even if they changed to part-time status in their eighth semester), provided they meet all other criteria and have completed seven semesters of full-time status.

Internal Fellowships

To be eligible for Whiting School graduate fellowships, students must first apply to a graduate program. Students are automatically considered for fellowships upon application. Current students are also automatically considered for fellowships.

PLEASE NOTE: only full-time, degree-seeking graduate students in the School of Engineering are eligible for WSE graduate fellowships.

External Fellowships

External fellowships are awarded by agencies outside Johns Hopkins University.

Everything you need

We’ve gathered all of the forms, deadlines, and requirements to get you started on your Johns Hopkins graduate school journey.

1) How to Apply
2) Deadlines and Requirements
3) Forms and Resources

Common Questions

We are ready to answer any questions you have, should you not find them listed here

Many graduate students enrolled in one of the full-time programs at JHU receive tuition support and monthly stipends directly from their academic department. Your department will determine the amount of that funding. Graduate students may also apply to the Office of Student Financial Services for federal loans from the Direct Student Loan program, Perkins Loan program, and for Federal Work-Study. Supplemental loans are also available from private lenders. Students must be enrolled the equivalent of half-time or better to receive federal student loans.

You should complete your aid application at soon as your enrollment plans are known. To ensure that funds are available when classes start, we encourage students to submit their application at least 1 month before the start of classes. Submit a FAFSA. Use the School Code E00473.

There are no hard and fast deadlines, but you should allow a minimum of one month from the time you submit your aid application until your loan is disbursed to your account. Applications selected for verification by the federal government may extend processing time. In the meantime, you are responsible to pay any tuition charges that are not covered by other sources yourself. If your charges have been paid, you can receive a refund when the loan is actually credited to your account.

If you need student loan funds for living expenses or to buy books, you should complete a financial aid application. The Office of Student Financial Services will determine your eligibility for federal loans. Allow one month for loans to be processed and credited to your account. The loan proceeds will first be applied to any tuition charges on your bill. If you have a credit balance remaining after tuition is covered, you can request a refund and use the money for your other expenses. Refunds can be requested from the Student Accounts Office.