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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Net Price Calculator! A quality education is an investment that will provide lifelong returns.  We recognize that rising costs make paying for such an investment a major expense, and are happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. 

Even if you're not going to attend college in the near future, the net price calculator will still be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college costs and receive early financial aid information. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college.

If you have any questions about the Net Price Calculator, the Office of Student Financial Services at JHU is here to assist you.  Please send an e-mail to or call 410-516-8028.

Before you begin

Need-based financial aid awarded by JHU is based on a family’s demonstrated need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services using information obtained from the College Board’s CSS Profile, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and family tax returns.  The results of the Net Price Calculator do not guarantee an award offer from Johns Hopkins University.  Please review the information below and the tips for accurately estimating your income. 

  • Household size: Do not include extended family members or siblings over the age of 22 (unless they are continuing undergraduate students).
  • Number in College: Do not include siblings who are enrolled in graduate school, certificate programs, military academies or community colleges.  Do not include parents in college.
  • Divorced/Separated Parents: The calculator should be completed by the custodial and non-custodial parents individually.  The separate EFCs (Estimated Family Contributions) should then be added together for the final estimate of your family contribution.
  • How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

The calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award.
  4. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college.
Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.

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