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The Students Accounts Office provides online access and monthly electronic statements of the student's bill and balance owed. Each month, students (and any other persons the student has authorized), will be emailed when a new statement is available for viewing on the Student Accounts website. New students will be mailed their first statement with instructions for receiving future billing notices by email. All billing will be presented electronically for the remainder of the student's education at Johns Hopkins University. Initial bills for the fall semester are mailed in July and are due in August. Spring semester bills are sent in December and are due in January.

Anticipated financial aid will appear on the bill and is actually disbursed and applied to the bill 10 days prior to the start of the semester (if the financial aid file is complete). Outside scholarships are credited to the bill when they are received. (If you are awaiting the arrival of outside aid, you may deduct that amount from the bill as an anticipated credit.) Hopkins will not bill you for indirect costs such as books, personal expenses, and off-campus rent and meals, even though they are included in your financial aid budget.

Financing Options (Top)

For families who do not qualify for financial aid or who will need help financing their family's contribution, there are several alternative financing options:

Monthly Payment Plan: Johns Hopkins University offers a payment plan option through Tuition Management Systems (TMS), allowing families to pay the cost of tuition and room/board in 10 equal monthly installments. Credit card payments are accepted through this plan. No interest is charged, but there is an annual fee. Call 800-722-4867 for fee schedule and deadlines.

Private Educational Loans: Most private educational lenders require a co-signer who is a U.S. Citizen. Students are encouraged to carefully research private loan companies before borrowing. More information is available in the Loan section of this website.

For more on these and other possible financing options, please review the Financing Options brochure.

Refund Requests (Top)

If your financial aid credits exceed your billed costs, you may request a refund of the credit balance to help pay your indirect costs. A credit balance may occur for students living off-campus who are billed only for tuition by Hopkins but use some of their aid to pay for off-campus living expenses. You may request a refund on-line at http://www.jhu.edu/~studacct. Refunds will be sent via the Higher One Refund Processor to your chosen location. Allow at least 7–10 days to receive your refund.


If You Withdraw (Top)

Students who withdraw during an academic term will receive a tuition refund based on the policy specified in the university catalog. The financial aid award will be adjusted based on the actual charges incurred during the semester.

 

 

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