We realize that the cost of attending a full-time post-baccalaureate
premedical program is expensive, and likely to be followed by several
years of medical school expenses. This is why we have a specific financial
aid officer who will work with you to help you plan and manage the
expenses associated with attending the Post-Baccalaureate Program.
Scholarship support is not currently available from Hopkins, but qualified
students may be eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans for a 12-month
period. Many students entering the Post-Baccalaureate Program may apply for federal aid as independent students (no parental data required). See the criteria for being considered independent in the 'How to Apply for Financial Aid' section below. For independent students, the loan limits are up to $5,500 in a subsidized loan (depending on financial need) and $7,000
in an unsubsidized loan. Dependent students may borrow only the $5,500 loan which may be subsidized or unsubsidized depending on financial need, along with an additional $2,000 in unsubsidized loan. Supplemental borrowing options are also available to cover the total cost of attendance, which includes living expenses. Please refer to the Loans section of this website for more information.
Federal Direct Student Loans are available for this non-degree program because it is a preparatory program for entrance to medical school. However, federal regulations limit students in preparatory programs to one year of federal student aid. If your program should extend beyond one calendar year, you will need to consider alternative funding, such as private loans. Refer to the information on Supplemental Loans.
Students in the post-baccalaureate program are not considered graduate students because the program is a non-degree, preparatory program. Therefore, students in this program are not eligible to apply for the Graduate PLUS federal loan program.
to Apply for Financial Aid
Eligibility for Federal Direct Loans is determined by a formula using
the data you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). To be considered independent for the 2013-2014 school year, a student must be at least one of the following: 1) 24 years old (born before January 1, 1990) 2) married, 3) have dependents other than a spouse who receive more than half their support from you 4) a veteran, 5) an orphan or ward of the court, 6) an emancipated minor, 7) in legal guardianship, 8) an unaccompanied youth who is or was homeless, or 9) a graduate student. The Post-Baccalaureate Program is NOT considered a graduate program. Students not meeting the criteria to be considered independent must report the income and assets of both the student and
the parents. You may obtain
a paper FAFSA from the Office of Student Financial Services. You can
also file the FAFSA online.
In addition to the FAFSA, we require the following items:
If you are selected for verification by the federal processor, a copy of your 2012 federal income tax transcripts may be be required, along with the Federal Verification Worksheet . If you submitted parental information on the FAFSA, we also need a copy of the parents 2012 federal tax transcripts, along with copies of all W2 forms.
The Student Aid Certification Form. This is available from the Office of Student Financial
Services. This can be printed from our website: http://www.jhu.edu/finaid/elecserv.
After receipt of your application, you will be notified of your eligibility
for the Federal Direct Loan. A financial aid advisor is available
to discuss the options for financing the program with you.
For more information contact:
Office of Student Financial Services
146 Garland Hall / 3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218-2683