Pursuing an advanced degree is a fantastic way to take your education, research, and career to a higher level. With it comes a more increased workload and, often, a higher financial need. We recognize this is a significant investment in your life. So, we are completely committed to doing all that we can to help you pursue your goals.

Getting Started

With more education comes a continuation of the commitment Johns Hopkins University has to our students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid

Financial aid applicants must be accepted and enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal financial aid. At Hopkins, half-time status for graduate students is enrollment in at least 4.5 credits (two courses for most programs). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must refrain from defaulting on a Federal Direct or Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, or owe a refund for a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) at any institution. Students may apply for financial aid at any point before or during the academic year. You do not have to wait until classes begin to apply. Please visit the Common Questions page for answers to many of your questions.

Cost and Tuition

An investment in opportunities you’ll only get at Hopkins

Full-Time $62,840 annually / $31,420 per semester.
Non-Resident Fee: $6,284 annually
WSE Part-Time Tuition Per 3 Credits $6,284 minimum tuition for up to 3 credits 
Doctor of Engineering $66,950 annually / $33,475 semester


2023-2024 Full-Time Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is an estimate of a student’s expenses based on federally established guidelinesThis includes the direct cost of a matriculation fee, and indirect cost estimations based on student survey data of living and other expenses that do not appear on a billActual costs may differ. 

Matriculation Fee  $500  
Living Expenses, Housing (Off-Campus)  $11,266  
Living Expenses, Food (Off-Campus)  $7,828  
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses  $1,226  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment  $1,498  
Transportation (Average)  $598  
Average Loan Fees, Federal Direct Student Loan  $178  
Average Loan Fees, Federal Graduate PLUS  $936  

* Average Federal Direct loan fees are added to the student budget when a student accepts a Federal Direct loan.

**If you are a student living in housing on a military base or for which you receive a basic allowance under section 403(b) of title 37 of the United States Code, please contact SEAM to discuss how this may affect your cost of attendance.

Please note:
Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed.  The cost of Johns Hopkins University Health Insurance for 2023-2024 is $3,116 ($1169 Fall / $1947 Spring).  In some cases, the department will cover the cost of health insurance.  Please consult with your departmental insurance administrator for specific cost-related questions. 

Students with special circumstances for unanticipated expenses (see the FA-Budget Adjustment Request Form for examples) can request a budget adjustment to their cost of attendance that may allow for additional federal loan borrowing eligibility.