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Financial Aid

Application Procedures

Please review the eligibility requirements and appropriate filing dates before you begin the application process.

To Apply For Federal Aid (Loans and/or the work-study program)

  1. File the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Enter the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Code E00234 for us to receive your FAFSA data.
  2. Complete the online Public Health Student Aid Application. The application is available to admitted students in our SIS Self-Service system. This application requests information on your enrollment plans and the other sources of funding you expect to receive.
  3. If selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will be required to submit additional information to our office. See Understanding the Federal Verification Process below. Admitted students should review their SIS Self-Service account to determine additional steps to complete their application. 

To Complete Your FAFSA

Before filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, you are encouraged to complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. The worksheet allows you to read and complete questions before entering your information online.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits aid applicants to retrieve and transfer their income data using the IRS Data Retrieval process.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to use this process to ensure the accuracy of their data.

If you have not completed your 2015 federal income tax return, you can use estimated data to complete the FAFSA. However, when you file your tax return, you must update any income or tax information that changed since you filed your FAFSA using the online corrections tool.

Stipend payments should be reported as taxable income on your FAFSA. The school does not require parental data on your FAFSA.

Understanding the Federal Verification Process

Verification is a process used to check the accuracy of certain information entered on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to resolve any errors.  Students are selected by the Department of Education or by the school.   Selected students will need to provide additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office before we can finalize a federal aid award. 

If you are selected for verification, you will need to complete and submit the required verification worksheet to the aid office.  We ask that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to provide income information from your federal tax return.  If you are not able to use the Data Retrieval Tool or, you make changes to your transferred data, you must submit an official 2015 IRS transcript of your federal income tax return. You can obtain the transcript from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting

Once all documents have been received, our office will review the data and compare it to the information on your FAFSA. Our office will make corrections (if necessary) and transmit them to the federal processor.  If corrections are required, you will receive an updated Student Aid Report (SAR).  You can track the completion of verification documents on your "To Do List" tab on Net Partner in SIS at  

Verification may take several weeks to complete, so we ask that you supply the requested materials as soon as possible.  All required verification documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before an aid award can be finalized.  The deadline to submit required documentation is the financial aid deadline posted under Filing Dates for the final term in which you are eligible to apply for assistance (enrolled 6 or more credits).

To Apply For Maryland State Financial Aid

You must submit your FAFSA by March 1 and indicate in Step One that you are a Maryland resident. In Step Five, you must list a Maryland school as your first choice. 

To Apply For Private Education Loans

Students who are not eligible for federal financial assistance may apply for private education loans.

  1. Review the information about private education loans.
  2. Complete an online loan application through a private loan provider.
  3. Submit the Private Education Loan Application for your planned enrollment period (July 1, 2016 to May 13, 2017) after the private loan application has been fully approved with the lender of your choice.