Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Tuition and Fees

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Tuition and Fees

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    By Susan Guillory

    (Last Updated – 07/2022)

    Total Cost of Attendance

    Johns Hopkins University was the nation’s first research institution, and since 1876, the university has upheld its reputation for being a leader in research. For the 2021/22 school year, Johns Hopkins tuition was $58,720. This is higher than the average for four-year private nonprofit institutions in the U.S., which is $35,807 per year.

    Costs for 2021-22

    Student Type

    In-State

    Out-State

    Tuition & Fees

    $58,720

    $58,720

    Books & Supplies

    $1,270

    $1,270

    Room & Board

    $16,800

    $16,800

    Other Expenses

    $1,187

    $1,187

    Total Cost of Attendance

    $77,977

    $77,977

    Financial Aid

    More than half of the students (65%) receive financial aid to help with Johns Hopkins tuition. This includes student loans, scholarships, and grants. JHU is need-blind, which means your ability to pay for tuition isn’t considered as part of the application process. Anyone, as long as they meet the requirements for Johns Hopkins University admissions and are accepted, may attend.

    Generally, financial aid is monetary assistance awarded to students based on personal need and merit. Students that qualify for financial aid can use it to pay for college costs like tuition, books, and living expenses.

    The federal government is the largest provider of student financial aid. However, aid can also be given by state governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and nonprofits. The different types include:

    •  Scholarships: These can be awarded by schools and other organizations based on students’ academic excellence, athletic achievement, community involvement, job experience, field of study, and financial need.

    •  Grants: Generally based on financial need, these can come from federal, state, private, and non-profit organizations.

    •  Work-study: This federal program provides qualifying students with part-time employment to earn money for expenses while in school.

    •  Federal student loans: This is money borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education. It comes with fixed interest rates that are typically lower than private loans.

    Colleges, universities, and state agencies use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be completed online, but note that state and federal and school deadlines may differ.

    You can find other financial aid opportunities on databases such as:

    •  US Department of Education – Search for grants from colleges and universities by state

    •  College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) – A global college scholarship application used by select institutions to award financial aid

    Recommended: The Differences Between Grants, Scholarships, and Loans

    Private Student Loans

    It’s common for students to take out either federal or private student loans. In fact, 15% take out federal loans and 3% private loans. The average private student loan is $21,556.

    Private loans are funded by private organizations such as banks, online lenders, credit unions, some schools, and state-based or state-affiliated organizations. While Federal student loans have interest rates that are regulated by Congress, private lenders follow a different set of regulations so their qualifications and interest rates can vary widely.

    What’s more, private loans have variable or fixed interest rates that may be higher than federal loan interest rates, which are always fixed. Private lenders may (but don’t always) require you to make payments on your loans while you are still in school, compared to federal student loans which you don’t have to start paying back until after you graduate, leave school, or change your enrollment status to less than half-time.

    Private loans don’t have a specific application window and can be applied for on an as-needed basis. However, if you think you may need to take out a private loan, it’s a good idea to submit your FAFSA first to see what federal aid you may qualify for as it generally may have better rates and terms.

    If you’ve missed the FAFSA deadline or you’re struggling to pay for school throughout the year, private loans can potentially help you make your payments. Just keep in mind that you will need enough lead time for your loan to process and for your lender to send money to your school.

    Recommended: Guide to Private Student Loans

    Projected 4-Year-Degree Price

    Johns Hopkins tuition, room and board, books, and fees for four years of study, based on 2021/22 pricing, would be $311,908. According to CollegeData.com, the average cost for private school tuition and room and board for four years at $217,920.

    Here’s some Student Loan & Scholarship Information for you.

    Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

    Costs for 2021-22

    Student Type

    In-State

    Out-State

    Tuition & Fees

    $58,720

    $58,720

    Room & Board

    $16,800

    $16,800

    Total Cost of Attendance

    $75,520

    $75,520

    In 2021/22, students paid $58,720 for tuition and $16,800 for room and board, for a total of $75,520. On average, students at private universities in the U.S. paid $54,880.

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Costs for 2021-22

    Student Type

    In-State

    Out-State

    Tuition

    $58,720

    $58,720

    Fees

    $2,482

    $2,482

    Total Cost of Attendance

    $61,202

    $61,202

    Johns Hopkins tuition for graduate students, including fees, was $61,202 in 2021/22. This is substantially higher than the average cost of tuition for graduate school at a private institution in the United States of $19,493. There are graduate loans available to help with these costs.

    Cost per Credit Hour

    The information covered so far is for full-time Johns Hopkins tuition. For students who attend part-time, the rate for three credits is $5,872.

    Campus Housing Expenses

    Costs for 2021-22

    Student Type

    In-State

    Out-State

    Books & Supplies

    $1,270

    $1,270

    Room & Board

    $16,800

    $1,050/mo*

    Other Expenses

    $1,187

    $1,187

    *Based on per-student pricing for two bedroom apartments. Average rate based on available apartments on Johns Hopkin’s off-campus housing website in 2022.

    First-year students in the Arts and Sciences and Engineering programs are required to live on campus with one or two roommates. Even if you attend online classes, you are guaranteed housing on campus.

    For upperclassmen interested in living off campus, JHU offers 24 commercial properties and many residential property options near the Homewood campus. Learn more about off-campus housing opportunities here.

    Johns Hopkins University Acceptance Rate

    Fall 2020

    Number of applications

    30,115

    Number accepted

    3,312

    Percentage Accepted

    11%

    The university is selective. The Johns Hopkins acceptance rate is just 11%.

    Admission Requirements

    Johns Hopkins University admissions have certain requirements with your application. Here’s what’s required and what’s recommended:

    Required:

    •  Secondary school report

    •  Two teacher evaluations

    •  Mid-year report

    Recommended:

    •  SAT or ACT scores

    The deadline for Early Decision I applications is November 1, and January 3 for Early Decision II applications. Regular Decision applications are also due January 3. You can apply here .

    SAT and ACT Scores

    Johns Hopkins University is test-optional through the 2025/26 school year, though you may choose to submit your scores regardless. Here are the 25th and 75th percentile scores for reference:

    Subject

    25th Percentile

    75th Percentile

    SAT Evidence-Based
    Reading/Writing

    720

    760

    SAT Math

    750

    800

    ACT Composite

    34

    36

    ACT English

    34

    36

    ACT Math

    32

    35

    Graduation Rate

    Johns Hopkins University has an exceedingly high graduation rate. Here are the rates for students who started their studies in 2014:

    •  4 years: 89%

    •  6 years: 94%

    Post-Graduation Median Earnings

    Graduates of JHU earn nearly double the average of graduates of private colleges in the U.S. At JHU, the average salary is $83,287, while the U.S. average is $47,891 per year.

    Bottom Line

    For students interested in research and the sciences, Johns Hopkins University offers first-rate educational opportunities. And because the school is need-blind, your economic background won’t be a consideration in your application.

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