On behalf of the University, we take this opportunity to thank you for your service to our country and for choosing Johns Hopkins University to fulfill your educational goals. We sincerely hope that your experience with our institution is a rewarding one.
Johns Hopkins is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the training of veterans, service members, eligible spouses and dependents under the provisions of the various federal laws pertaining to Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. Information about VA education benefits is available on www.vets.gov/education or by calling 1-888-442-4551.
For additional information regarding utilizing VA benefits at Johns Hopkins University click here to contact us!
How to Apply for Benefits
To obtain veterans educational benefits, students must comply with the following procedures:
- After acceptance to JHU, apply for VA benefits – visit www.vets.gov/education/apply for instructions.
- The VA will review the application. If eligible for education benefits, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility Letter to the student. (Note: Students may begin enrolling in courses)
- Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility Letter or Statement of Benefits (can be viewed at www.vets.gov/education ) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Log into SIS Self-Service, click the Billing tab, select Third Party Billing, and choose Veterans Affairs and Chapter of benefits. Next, read the Student Acknowledgement Section and check the box to acknowledge and sign. Click submit.
Note: If you have used VA education benefits previously at another university, you must complete the VA 22-1995 Form (Change of Program or Place of Training) through www.vets.gov/education/apply.
Students must request certification each semester by selecting Third Party Payer VA under billing tab. Failure to submit a request will result in a presumption that benefits are not being sought for that term.
To submit a VA certification request, log into SIS Self-Service, click the Billing tab, select Third Party Billing, and choose U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Next, read the Student Acknowledgement Section and check the box to acknowledge and sign. Click submit.
Please click here to contact us with any concerns or questions.
Note: Students utilizing VA education benefits must let their School Certifying Official know immediately of any change in their status or program that might affect the amount of their payment from the VA.
The School Certifying Official is responsible for processing certifications of enrollment for all students receiving veteran educational benefits; updating and reporting accurate enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA); and maintaining federal compliance. Early in the admission and registration process, students eligible for VA educational benefits must contact the SCO by clicking here and identify themselves. Students should realize that an SCO cannot determine eligibility for benefits; this is the sole responsibility of the VA. School Certifying Officials throughout Johns Hopkins University are committed to assisting you on your educational journey.
|All JHU Divisions||Click here to contact us!||410-516-6635|
Many organizations offer scholarships to help cover education costs for veterans. View a list of external scholarships.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Johns Hopkins University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, which allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the amount payable to private institutions in an academic year. Yellow Ribbon awards are applied on a first-come, first-served basis. The rates and maximums for the Yellow Ribbon program can change from year-to-year. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program.
Title IV/Federal Financial Aid
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. See the links below for each school’s financial aid office. 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.
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 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.
If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program as well as the GI Bill®. 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 or training.
Financial Aid Contacts
|Division||Contact Name||Email Address||URL of Webpage(s) Explaining How to Apply for Financial Aid|
|ASEN (including AAP, EP, and Post-Bacc/Pre-Med)||Owen Larsonemail@example.com|
|Education||Hysha Nesmithfirstname.lastname@example.org||SoE Veterans/G.I. Bill Assistance|
|Medicine||Terra Jones-Simsemail@example.com||SoM Apply for Aid|
|Nursing||Sherrod Wilkersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||SoN Other Funding Sources|
|Peabody||Celeste Franklinemail@example.com||Peabody Financial Aid & Scholarships|
|Public Health||Flora Whartonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Public Health Financial Aid Application Procedures|
|SAIS||Laura Boesleremail@example.com||SAIS Financial Aid Office|
Military Tuition Assistance
The point of contact for Service members is Nancy Carr 410-516-6635. If utilizing tuition assistance, please click here to upload your documentation using our online web form.
Military tuition assistance may only be used to pursue degree programs at colleges and universities in the United States that are regionally or nationally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S Department of Education. Each military branch has its own tuition assistance application procedure. It is recommended the military student visit their local installation education center. Prior to your course enrollment, you may be required to provide an education degree plan or complete tuition assistance orientation.
The tuition assistance recipient can request the degree plan from their advisor or contact Nancy Carr, School Certifying Official, by clicking here or at 410-516-6635 for assistance. Your service’s education center must approve your military tuition assistance before you enroll in a course.
Keep in mind that tuition assistance will not fund your college courses, and you will have to reimburse any funds already paid if any of the following situations occur:
- Leaving the service before the course ends
- Quitting the course for reasons other than personal illness, military transfer or mission requirements
- Failing the course
Tuition Refund Policy
|Week #||Refund Schedule||Fall 2018 Deadline||Spring 2019 Deadline|
|Prior to start of semester - end of week 2||100%||September 14||February 8|
|Week 3||90%||September 21||February 15|
|Week 4||80%||September 28||February 22|
|Week 5||70%||October 5||March 1|
|Week 6||60%||October 12||March 8|
|Week 7||50%||October 19||March 15|
|Week 8||40%||October 26||March 29
End of 8th week of classes;
9th calendar week due to spring break
|Week 9 - end of semester||No Refund||October 27 and later||March 30 and later
End of 9th week of classes; 10th calendar week due to spring break
|Note for Military TA recipients: Upon withdrawal for a term, students utilizing military TA will have their funds returned to the US government according to the return policy for Title IV federal aid.|
Unearned Tuition Assistance Refund Policy
|Week #||Refund Schedule|
|Prior to start of semester - end of week 2||100%|
|Week 9 (60% course completed)||30%|
|Week 10 - end of semester||No Refund|
GUIDELINE: percentage of term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the term. This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid. Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using this formula: aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the period or term.
To comply with the Department of Defense policy, the University will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. Additional information can be found with the JHU Policy on Return of Title IV Funds.