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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.

Term 2-Credit or Language Course 4-Credit Course
Fall 2020/Spring 2021 $3,368.75 $6,737.50
Summer 2020 $2,900 $4,400

The graduate certificate requires four courses—or 16 total credits—in order to complete the program. See Requirements to learn more. 

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)

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 2020-2021 Student Fee
$450 for the semester

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.