Tuition refund from dropped or cancelled courses

Students who become eligible to receive a refund as a result of a dropped or cancelled course will be refunded according to the original method of payment. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your refund. All fees are non-refundable unless a course is cancelled and this is the only course for which you are registered.

Students who paid their tuition by wire transfer or Western Union will be refunded in the form of a check, unless otherwise requested.

JHU employees who used their tuition remission benefits and drop a course will have the remission benefit 100% reversed.  Tuition remission does not cover tuition costs from courses not completed. Please see the Benefits office website for more information.

Sponsors/employers who pay tuition will be refunded if a course is dropped or cancelled. The employer will only be refunded the amount of the tuition minus any penalties.

Financial Aid Refund

Once all tuition and fees have been covered by financial aid, students are eligible to receive a refund of the excess aid that remains on their account. If you do not wish to receive a refund, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Otherwise, the credit balance will be sent to BankMobile and refunded to you according to your chosen preference.

Expect to receive an enrollment packet from BankMobile via U.S. mail. If your address is not within the confines of the U.S., you will not receive a packet. All students, please be sure to review and update your address in SIS. The refund selection kit will contain a personal code that you will need to validate your identity. You should log into the refund selection website, enter your personal code, and then select how you would like to receive your refund. Your options for receiving refunds include:

  • Direct deposit of your refund proceeds directly into your existing personal checking account at a U.S. bank. There are no BankMobile fees associated with this option and it is the most popular option amongst Johns Hopkins students and the second most expedient process for receiving your refund.
  • Open a BankMobile Vibe account. This is the most expedient option relative to receiving your refund and certain fees are assessed as detailed on their website.

Please be advised that if you do not select a refund preference, your refund proceeds will still be transmitted to BankMobile for disbursement to you.  If this happens, BankMobile will attempt to contact you for 21 days to select a preference or to confirm a mailing address to send your check. If BankMobile is unable to contact you within that 21-day period, your refund proceeds will be returned to JHU, further delaying the refund.  It is important that you take the action that best serves your needs.

Our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a division of Customer Bank, can be viewed here.

AmeriCorps Stipend Refund

Once the stipend has been received by the University and posted to your student account, a refund will be requested after all tuition and fees have been covered in full. The credit balance will be sent to BankMobile and refunded to you according to your chosen preference.