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Cost of Attendance

Learn about the cost of attendance and the affordability of Johns Hopkins SAIS programs.

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Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities to eligible students without regard to citizenship.

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Federal Aid

We strongly encourage all US-based applicants to apply for federal student aid, regardless of what you think you might receive.

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Private Loans

Find out what you need to know before applying for private loans and how to compare private loan programs.

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Financial Aid for Non-US Students

Many non-US citizens receive financial aid when they enroll at Johns Hopkins SAIS. We’re here to help you find the resources you need so that you can join us for graduate study.

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Financial Aid for SAIS Europe Students

Students enrolling in SAIS Europe programs can apply for additional scholarship and funding opportunities, regardless of citizenship.

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Financial Aid for Hopkins-Nanjing Center Students

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center guarantees a partial scholarship for every incoming student who applies for financial aid.

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Benefits for Military Veterans and Eligible Dependents

We are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and a number of education benefit programs for military veterans and eligible dependents.

We're Here to Help

If you’re thinking about ways to fund your graduate studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, our global financial aid team is here to help. From assistantships and fellowships to federal aid or scholarships for non-US students, we’re committed to providing all the information you need to make your Johns Hopkins SAIS degree as affordable as possible.

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How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. When you complete your application for admission to Johns Hopkins SAIS, be sure to answer "yes" on the application when you are asked if you would like to apply for financial aid.
  2. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident alien, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible. You must file the FAFSA by our deadline (see below), but we encourage you to file as soon as the FAFSA becomes available online in January. Some types of aid are first-come, first-served.
  3. If you are applying to a SAIS Europe program, complete the SAIS Europe Financial Aid Application by the deadline. For more information, visit the SAIS Europe Financial Aid page.

View our Financial Aid Checklist for First-Year Students to learn more.

Important Information on the FAFSA

All US-based students, including permanent residents, are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You must complete the FAFSA if you wish to be considered for federal student aid, as well as certain Johns Hopkins SAIS awards. External scholarship granting organizations may require your completed FAFSA as well.

There is no income cut-off to qualify for US federal student aid and you may be eligible for more aid than you think. To determine your eligibility, visit

Johns Hopkins SAIS Title IV FAFSA Code:


How to Apply for the FAFSA

You can complete the FAFSA online on the US Department of Education's website.

Financial Aid Policies

Learn more about Johns Hopkins SAIS financial aid policies and the rules for maintaining your financial aid, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Veterans Benefits

We are proud to accept applicants who are eligible for Post-9/11, Chapter 33 and Vocational Rehabilitation. Johns Hopkins SAIS is approved by the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) for the training of veterans and the widows and children of deceased veterans.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We also participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill ® Yellow Ribbon Program.

This program provides funds to veterans in addition to the standard tuition benefit of the Post-9/11 Program. Student's receive 50% of their Yellow Ribbon Award from the school and 50% from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Learn more about Education Benefits for Military Veterans and Eligible Dependents at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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