Applying to 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 approximately $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. 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 2022–2023 is $48,650 plus a $430 fee. Additional expenses range from $900–$4,500 for books, transportation and incidentals.

For 2022–2023, the average annual award for a Hopkins family is $31,742 and families who receive financial aid, on average, receive a 65% reduction in tuition costs.

Financial Aid Process

Completed between October and January 15
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Families who receive financial aid, on average, receive a 65% reduction in tuition costs.
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 School & Student Services (SSS). Start gathering documents to complete your Parent Financial Statement (PFS).
Submit admission application and indicate “Yes” for financial aid.
Submit PFS 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.

Upcoming SSS Financial Aid Webinar

Community Brands, parent company of SSS--the system Hopkins uses to process financial aid applications, is hosting its annual Family Night presentation for those interested in applying for financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year. During this one-hour virtual presentation, members of the Support Team will share information and key aspects of applying for financial aid. 
 
Understanding Financial Aid: How Private and Independent Schools Create Access to Educational Opportunity - November 3rd 7:00 pm Eastern Time Zone - REGISTER HERE
 
What the webinar will cover: 
  • What is financial aid? 
  • How and when should families apply? 
  • What factors may impact financial aid awards? 
  • Where can families find more support and resources? 
  • Q&A 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Does Hopkins offer merit or athletic scholarships?

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  • Does my family quality 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 PFS?

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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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