At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, our Financial Aid Office works tirelessly toward making the financial aid application process smooth, transparent, and simple

Below you will find a guide to applying for financial aid, outlining three easy-to-follow steps that are designed to alleviate complexity and enhance understanding. 

In addition to these fundamental steps, we offer resources specifically catered to assist servicemembers and other distinct groups. 

By ensuring clear, accessible financial information and attentive support, we hope to continually foster an inclusive academic community at Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office aims to make applying for financial aid as seamless as possible. Follow these easy steps to apply: 

STEP 1 – FAFSA (Required for Applicants, Newly Admitted, and Continuing Students)

Complete the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must include the Federal School Code of E00475 on your FAFSA. In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need an FSA ID. You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to being admitted. The FAFSA can be completed prior to or after being admitted to the university.

New for 2024-25: FAFSA Application Changes
The FAFSA Simplification Act brought changes to the FAFSA application. Learn more about what that means for your application.

January 31, 2024 Update: Due to technical difficulties with accessing the FAFSA, the timeline and some application deadlines have been extended. Visit your school’s financial aid pages below to learn more.

There will be a delay between the date you submit the FAFSA and when we receive it. Hopkins will not be able to confirm receipt until mid-March. If you have submitted the FAFSA, please check the To-Do List on the Financial Aid tab in SIS in March for confirmation of receipt. Your aid will not be jeopardized if the receipt is not confirmed until after the due date.

For Maryland residents only: The Maryland Higher Education Commission has extended the Maryland financial aid deadline to submit the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to June 1, 2024. However, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1, 2024 to receive notification of eligibility by April 15, 2024.

Did you get selected for Federal Verification during the FAFSA Process?

STEP 2 – SOE Planned Enrollment Form (Required for Newly Admitted and Continuing Students)

Once you have been admitted to the John Hopkins School of Education, you can complete the 2024-25 Planned Enrollment Form. The form can be found on the financial aid portal which admitted students can access through SIS Self Service. Once logged into SIS, click Financial Aid and you will be redirected to the financial aid portal, Net Partner. On Net Partner, click Menu, select Application Forms, then select Planned Enrollment Form. The SOE Planned Enrollment Form cannot be completed prior to being admitted to the university.

STEP 3 – Institutional Scholarship Application

The John Hopkins School of Education offers a limited number of partial, need-based institutional scholarships each year. Through the generosity of donors, SOE’s Endowed Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500 per year and are applied to tuition expenses beginning in the fall semester. Faculty committees select the award recipients based on criteria established by the donor. The deadline to submit the Scholarship Application Form for the 2024-25 academic year is March 15 for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and April 1st for Master’s Degree and Graduate Certificate programs. Please visit grants and scholarships for more information.

Additional Resources: More Information for Financial Assistance

If You’ve Already Applied

Already applied for financial aid? Check the status of your financial aid application by visiting the SIS Student Portal.

More Federal Student Loan Information

Students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible to receive federal financial aid, including grants, student loans, and/or work opportunities. While students may borrow from any lender they chose, federal student loans often have lower interest rates and better repayment terms than non-federal or alternative loans. 

Servicemember and Veteran Benefits

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.

Start your application today.