Applying to Hopkins
Applying to Hopkins

Affording Hopkins

Financing a Hopkins Education

We recognize the cost of an independent school is a substantial investment and appreciate the sacrifices families make for their children to benefit from a Hopkins education.

This year we awarded more than $6 million in grants. These are not loans and do not have to be paid back. We also provide assistance for supplemental costs beyond tuition. Books, transportation and laptops are considered when an initial award is made and may be included as appropriate.

Lunch is provided for all students. Additional funds are available to cover other non-tuition costs, such as field trips, if needed.

There is no minimum income required in order to apply for financial aid. For families with an income at, or below, $100,000, Hopkins may be tuition-free. The average income of a family with one tuition receiving financial aid is $175,000. We are committed to making Hopkins possible for families from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Each family is unique and financial circumstances can vary widely. The Financial Aid Committee makes decisions on a case-by-case basis, and seeks to partner with families to make a Hopkins education possible. We meet 100% of our admitted students demonstrated financial need.

Tuition Costs

Tuition for 2024–2025 is $53,150 plus a $455 fee. Additional expenses range from $900–$4,500 for books, transportation and incidentals.

For 2023–2024, the average annual award for a Hopkins family is $33,945 and families who receive financial aid, on average, receive a 67% reduction in tuition costs. Awards range from $1,500 to full tuition.

Financial Aid Process

Completed between October and January 15
Research to see if Hopkins would be a good fit for your child.
Decide if you will be applying for financial assistance.
Create an account with Clarity. Start gathering documents to complete your financial aid application.
Submit admission application and indicate “Yes” for financial aid.
Submit Clarity application and all supporting documents.

Questions about financial aid?

Carolyn Traester, our Director of Financial Aid, would be happy to speak with you about the financial aid process and your individual family circumstances.

You can schedule an individual Zoom meeting or join one of the virtual financial aid information sessions being held this fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Does Hopkins offer merit or athletic scholarships?

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  • Does my family qualify for a fee waiver?

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  • How does financial aid work after the first year?

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  • How is financial aid eligibility determined?

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  • What documents are required in support of the Clarity Application?

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  • What is the financial aid application deadline?

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  • What is the process for single or divorced parents/caregivers?

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  • When are students and families notified of financial aid decisions?

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  • Will applying for financial aid affect my chances for admission?

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