Payment & Refund Policy
Accepting JHU's offer of admission and enrolling in classes, each student accepts responsibility for paying all debts to the University, including tuition and fees, for which he or she is liable. An individual's registration as a JHU student constitutes his or her agreement to make timely payment of all amounts due. Students with third party payers -- outside organizations paying some or all of their tuition and/or fees -- should refer to http://jhu.edu/thirdpartypayer for detailed instructions and FAQs.
Each student attending Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assumes responsibility to pay all University-related expenses not covered by financial aid and/or awards by the University.
If your account is delinquent and satisfactory payment arrangements have not been made, the University may take steps necessary to collect the balance due including, but not limited to:
- Preventing a student from registering for classes
- Withholding transcripts and diploma
- Placing your account with a collection agency and adding 15% collection cost to balance placed
- Taking legal action to collect the balance due.
Students who withdraw from the University must make arrangements to meet all outstanding financial obligations. Your academic transcript will not be released until payment of all obligations has been made in full.
Graduating students must pay all financial obligations to the University prior to graduation. Your diploma and/or academic transcript will not be allowed until this obligation has been met.
Payment Due Dates
Special Students Limited must pay at the time of registration. Please visit the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health academic calendar for registration dates.
Payment due dates for Academic Year 2020-21 for degree-seeking students only:
- Summer Term: July 17, 2020
- 1st Term: September 18, 2020
- 2nd Term: November 20, 2020
- Winter Intersession: February 19, 2021
- 3rd Term: February 19, 2021
- 4th Term: April 23, 2021
Payment due dates for the 2020 Summer Institutes vary.
Statements are available online via SIS on the second Thursday of each month. In order to receive notification of electronic statements, the student must have a current email address listed with the Registrar's Office and a valid JHED ID.
Payment options include check, bank wire or credit card (MasterCard, American Express, Visa, or Discover). Online payment by credit card or electronic check is also available. Employees of the University may be eligible to use JHU tuition remission. Students with third party payers—outside organizations paying some or all of their tuition/fees—should refer to http://jhu.edu/thirdpartypayer for detailed instructions and FAQs.
- Delinquent accounts are sent to an outside collection agency and will be assessed a 15 percent collection fee based on the unpaid balance.
Paper Check Payments
Students who are enrolled in for-credit courses (including Institutes), should submit their check payment to:
JHU Third Party Payer & Payment Processing Team
Johns Hopkins University
Garland Hall, B33
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
All checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins University. Please include student’s name and student ID number. A student who submits a check that is returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $25.00 returned check fee and placed on financial hold, and may also be removed from courses in which he or she is currently registered. Grades may be withheld and students may be prevented from registering for future courses until payment is reissued. Payment from students seeking to register may be applied against prior obligations to the University.
Credit Card Payments
The University accepts four major credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. A student who submits a credit card payment that is declined will be assessed a $25.00 fee and placed on financial hold and may be removed from courses in which he or she is currently registered. Grades may be withheld and students may be prevented from registering for future courses until payment is reissued.
Western Union For International Payments
Johns Hopkins University has engaged Western Union Business Solutions to facilitate the receipt of student fees by the Johns Hopkins University from international students. This payment option allows students to pay the university their student account balance in the currency of your choice and provides a simple and secure method for initiating payments electronically. We encourage all international students to choose this cost effective and efficient method of payment to the Johns Hopkins University.
JHU Tuition Remission
Students who are eligible to participate in the JHU Tuition Remission Plan must provide the Tuition Remission Benefit Application in lieu of payment for tuition. Fees are not covered under the Tuition Remission Plan. If the remission does not cover the entire cost of tuition, a student is required to pay the remaining balance. Original remission forms and any additional payment due from the student must be submitted by the payment due date for each term. It is the student's responsibility to understand and abide by the terms of the Tuition Remission Plan. You may obtain the application at http://www.benefits.jhu.edu/documents/trffacandstaff.pdf
Third Party Payers
Students with third party payers—outside organizations sponsoring some or all of their tuition and fees—are required to submit documentation and complete a brief acknowledgement section on SIS Self-Service. For detailed instructions and information, see http://jhu.edu/thirdpartypayer. This website includes information on how to upload the required documentation, along with FAQs and contact information for the JHU Third Party Payer team.
Students may pay online by using their JHED LID. Students may pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express) or by electronic check payment (ACH). Select "Online Bills" under the "Billing Info" tab in SIS. Once payment has been made, receipts can be printed for recordkeeping purposes.
Bank Wire Transfer
Johns Hopkins University
1 M&T Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203
SWIFT code: MANTUS33INT
IBAN number: N/A
Account number: 970370230
Type of account: depository
Please instruct the sender to reference Bloomberg School of Public Health and the student's name.
CHIPS ABA number IF remitter requests it: 0555
Students who are registered for at least six credits per term and have a credit balance due to excess loans will receive their refund via their selected refund preference with BankMobile. Refunds will be processed by:
- July 8, 2020 for the Summer Term
- August 28, 2020 for the 1st Term
- October 24, 2020 for the 2nd Term
- January 22, 2021 for the Winter
- January 22, 2021 for the 3rd Term
- March 26, 2021 for the 4th Term
Johns Hopkins University students are eligible to receive refunds resulting from credit balances in their student accounts. In response to requests from these students to provide more flexible options for receiving refunds, the University completed an assessment of outside vendors and selected BankMobile. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoicessso/.
View our institution's contract and U.S. Department of Education Compliance Book with BankMobile, a division of Customer Bank.
If your financial aid file is complete (all documents and outstanding requirements were submitted on or before our published deadlines) and you are entitled to a refund of excess federal student aid funds, you should receive your refund in time to buy required books and supplies during the first week of a term. Students enrolled in modules and/or courses that do not begin within seven days of the start of the term may not receive their aid until they actually begin class. If your refund is delayed, contact the Office of Student Financial Services about obtaining emergency funds to purchase required books and supplies for the term.
Students will receive a 100 percent tuition refund for any drop made during the posted add/drop period for each term.
** There is no tuition refund after the posted add/drop date. **
Please note: Students who withdraw from a course after the posted add/drop date are responsible for the tuition payment even if the original tuition was paid by third party or tuition remission. Students should contact Student Accounts and Business Services with any questions regarding this policy.
Last days for add/drop for Academic Year 2020-21:
- Summer term: varies
- 1st term: September 4, 2020
- 2nd term: November 2, 2020
- Winter term: varies
- 3rd term: January 31, 2021
- 4th term: April 2, 2021
Summer Institute 2020 (Applies to tuition only. Policies for fees such as housing vary per institute.):
- 1-3 day courses - prior to first class
- 4-5 day courses - prior to second class
- 6-9 day courses - prior to third class
- 10-14 day courses - prior to fourth class
- 15+ day courses - prior to fifth class