In some cases, current students will encounter unforeseen financial circumstances that may jeopardize continued enrollment. Such situations include loss of income, death of a wage earner or unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance. Students who demonstrate hardship related to maintaining a lease in Baltimore and prefer to live at home given the change to a remote Fall semester may appeal for consideration through the Office of Financial Aid. Peabody recognizes that the global pandemic has created additional unexpected financial burdens. These types of events may warrant a review of the financial aid package. Peabody makes every effort to provide assistance to students who qualify; however, due to limited resources, it is not possible to provide assistance to every eligible student.
If you would like to request a review of your financial aid based on any of these or similar circumstances, please contact the Peabody Financial Aid Office about the Appeals Process. The process requires the submission of a detailed personal statement outlining the circumstance(s) for the appeal and the amount of additional funding being sought. Depending on the nature of your appeal, the Financial Aid Office may request supporting documents and a detailed explanation here: https://apply.peabody.jhu.edu/register/appeals
Note: Merit scholarships are not typically adjusted after matriculation. However, additional need-based aid may be granted if eligible, based on a thorough review of the student’s individual circumstances as documented in an appeal. Any new financial aid offered as a result of our review could also consist of grants, work-study or loans.
Peabody also has a limited emergency fund to address urgent situations that fall outside of what can be addressed through financial aid, or that have emerged because of the pandemic, including technology needs. Emergency funds are approved on a case-by-case basis and are based on financial need and availability of funds. For consideration of financial assistance, apply here: https://apply.peabody.jhu.edu/manage/login?realm=&r=/apply/?sr=3e9e9944-d825-4fce-beb6-6e7096a8398b