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Tuition and Financial Aid| Four-Course Certificates and Non-Degree Programs

We understand that attending graduate school is a serious commitment of time and money. However, we strongly believe that attending Johns Hopkins SAIS is one of the most valuable investments you can make towards your future.

Individual Courses

Tuition is charged per semester based on the number of credits you’re enrolling in. The graduate certificate requires four courses—or 16 total credits—in order to complete the program and can be completed part-time or full-time. See Requirements to learn more.

Per Course Tuition | Based on 2 or 4-credit courses

Term 2-Credit or Language Course 4-Credit Course
Summer 2022** N/A  $5,310
Fall 2022/Spring 2023* $2,853 $5,706
Summer 2023** N/A $5,706

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.
**Summer tuition is based on the certificate/non-degree student rate.

2022-2023 Full-Time Tuition | Based on four courses (16 credits) total

Direct Charges Fall or Spring Semester
Full-Time Tuition (16 credits)*  $22,825
Student Health Insurance $1,241
Student Services Fee $450
Total Direct Charges $24,516

*Subject to change. Tuition and fees are finalized by the Board of Trustees each May.
 Calculation based on fall 2022 and spring 2023 tuition rates.

Student Services Fee

Accelerated certificate students must pay a prorated student services fee for the semester that they are enrolled. Students then gain access to all of the same amenities of a degree student including career coaching, skills courses, career treks, and access to Handshake, the online job search portal for Hopkins students.
Academic Year 2022-2023 Student Fee
$450 for the semester

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. Students must provide proof of insurance in order to waive out of the automatic charges. Students on F-1/J-1 visas are ineligible to waive student health insurance.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is only available to certificate students. US citizens or eligible non-citizens may receive Federal Student Aid. Students will need to apply for the FAFSA and meet the following criteria: Certificate students must have an enrollment status of at least "Half-time" in order to qualify for financial aid.

  • For fall & spring terms this equals eight credits (generally the equivalent of two classes)
  • For summer term this equals four credits (generally the equivalent of one class)

Alumni Discount

Johns Hopkins SAIS degree-program alumni and those who have completed either the SAIS Europe Diploma or Nanjing Certificate are eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition discount on all fall and spring courses, provided there is space available for their enrollment. Alumni receive a 30 percent tuition discount on summer courses. Alumni may not transfer credits from courses taken on a non-degree basis with this discount to an additional Johns Hopkins SAIS degree program.