Information for Prospective Students

Beginning in fall 2024, Peabody will meet 100% of need for all eligible domestic undergraduate students (U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents of the U.S., and undocumented and DACA students) with no-loan financial aid packages, while continuing our competitive merit scholarship program for all students, including international and graduate students. Students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit both the FAFSA and the CSS, as outlined below, being sure to adhere to the deadlines. Please visit our FAQ to learn more.

All students—undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international—are considered for Peabody Merit Scholarship when they apply for admission.

Note: Students beginning a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) who have completed a previous degree at Peabody are eligible for only one year of scholarship in the GPD.

Financial Aid Submission Deadlines

Early Decision deadline is November 15.
Spring 2024 enrollment deadline is November 15.
[Note: The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available to complete. Due to technical difficulties with families accessing the FAFSA, we are extending the FAFSA deadline to February 15. Please note that the CSS Profile is still due on January 15.]
Regular Decision deadline is February 15 for the FAFSA; the deadline for the CSS Profile is January 15.
Low Res MM deadline is February 15 for the FAFSA; no CSS Profile is needed.
May Auditions deadline is April 1.

For Maryland residents only: The Maryland Higher Education Commission has extended the Maryland financial aid deadline to submit the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to June 1, 2024.  However, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1, 2024 to receive notification of eligibility by April 15, 2024.

Required Application Information

All students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to apply for financial aid assistance are required to file both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile applications. The FAFSA is available at and is required. Students may file the CSS profile at Our FAFSA school code is E00233 and CSS Profile school code is 5532.

All international students who wish to apply for financial aid assistance are required to file only the CSS Profile application at The CSS Profile school code for Peabody is 5532.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to use the FAFSA and Profile codes assigned to the Peabody Institute and not another division of Johns Hopkins University.

Net Price Calculator

Welcome to Peabody’s Net Price Calculator. Award estimates are based on the data inputs from the user. All figures represented in the net price calculator serve as approximations only and should not be considered as guaranteed funding. Estimated aid is based on the assumption that a student meets all eligibility criteria including meeting Peabody’s priority deadlines for the CSS Profile and FAFSA. Actual awarding of financial assistance may differ. Students who expect to enroll in the Peabody/JHU Double Degree Program will not receive financial aid from Peabody and should not use this calculator. Instead please use the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences/Whiting School of Engineering Net Price Calculator.

Support Throughout the Financial Aid Process

Our Financial Aid advisors are here to guide you through the process from beginning to end. We can answer questions, provide assistance with your application, and walk you through the types of financial aid available.

Appeals for Circumstances

Peabody gives careful consideration to financial aid packages for admitted students based on the strength of the application, the audition, the interview, and the unmet need presented on the student’s FAFSA/CSS Profile.  If there are additional circumstances that you would like Peabody to consider due to affordability concerns, contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Additionally, students can review the Request for Aid Reconsideration list of most common circumstances and recommended supporting documentation.