All prospective students are considered for scholarship at the time of their audition, but we require everyone to submit a financial aid application. Domestic students should file the FAFSA; https://fafsa.ed.gov and CSS Profile. International students should submit the CSS Profile application. Any additional documentation will be requested later if necessary. The CSS Profile application can be found at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/ and the code for JHU-Peabody is 5532.
Peabody scholarships are merit-heavy, need-informed but none of our institutional gift aid is exclusively need-based.
While we always endeavor to award as much financial aid as possible, some students may experience a gap between the aid package and actual cost. Families typically fill that gap with personal resources or educational loans.
All financial aid in your award package, including scholarship, can be applied to all allowances in your cost-of-attendance budget, not just tuition. Click here http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/financialaid/cost.html for an explanation of how a Cost-of-Attendance budget is determined.
Federal and state financial aid is awarded on an annual basis, which means you must renew your FAFSA every year. International students do not qualify for federal or state aid and do not need to re-file a financial aid application.
Sometimes students make errors on the FAFSA. The federal government selects a certain number of FAFSAs each year that schools must review for accuracy. The Financial Aid Office will collect additional documentation from selected students to conduct our review and verify the accuracy of information reported on the FAFSA.
No. You should use estimated figures on the FAFSA. It’s more important to meet Peabody’s priority deadline (February 15th) than to wait and file later.
Yes. Dependency status is determined by answering a series of questions on the FAFSA. A family’s financial circumstances will not determine dependency of the student.
We ask all students who are applying to Peabody to file a financial aid application even if you believe you will not qualify for federal need-based aid.
Any special financial circumstances not reported on the FAFSA should be reported in a separate letter/email and submitted to the Peabody Financial Aid Office.
International students are not eligible for federal aid and will only be considered for Peabody scholarship at the time of the entrance audition.
Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee in consultation with the faculty.
Peabody scholarships are awarded on a “merit-heavy, need-informed” basis. The Admissions Committee will consider the student’s entrance audition, faculty recommendation, financial need, Peabody’s enrollment needs and institutional resources.
New students will be notified when they receive their acceptance email from the Admissions Office, on or around April 1st. Returning students will receive their aid packages in mid to late June.
Approximately 70% of Peabody students receive some type of institutional gift aid.
No. If you are offered and accept a graduate assistantship, any previously awarded scholarship will be rescinded.
Whatever decision is made at the time of the entrance audition will stand for the duration of the degree program. Students cannot re-audition for new or increased scholarship.
Your financial aid package may include a scholarship, grant, student loans and work-study from federal, state, and institutional sources. Graduate students may apply for assistantships through the Peabody Admissions Office.
Current Students: whatever decision is made about awarding scholarship at the time of your audition will stand for the duration of your degree program. However, if you experience unforeseen financial hardship after you enroll, you should contact the Peabody Financial Aid Office to discuss your federal options for loans, grants and work-study. Prospective Students: please contact the Peabody Financial Aid Office and speak to a counselor.
Peabody’s priority deadline for applying for financial aid is February 15th.
A portion of Graduate Assistantships are subject to U.S. income tax because they are awarded in part as payment for employment. Students will receive the 20% gradually over the academic year in the form of a twice-monthly paycheck. For more information see IRS Publication 970, www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf chapter 1, or consult your tax preparer.
Your entire financial aid package will be awarded by Peabody. All the individual colleges that comprise Johns Hopkins University are decentralized for financial aid purposes. Double degree students will receive their financial aid from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences/Whiting School of Engineering (Homewood campus).