Information for Prospective Students

Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, 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: Because the FAFSA will not be available until December in 2023, Early Decision and Spring 2024 enrollment applicants who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit the CSS Profile by the November 15 deadline and must follow-up with the FAFSA before January 15.]

Regular Decision deadline is January 15.
Low Res MM deadline is January 15 for the FAFSA; no CSS Profile is needed.
May Auditions deadline is April 1.

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 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile applications. The FAFSA will be available at in December 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 are encouraged to file 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. This tool is designed to give first-time, full-time undergraduates an estimate of what it may cost to attend a year at Peabody. Results will factor aid from all applicable federal, state and institutional sources. Please note that our calculator will only produce an estimate of costs, as scholarships at Peabody have a merit component that will vary with each individual. The calculator is not an application for financial aid and is not a guarantee of scholarship or other funding. 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.

Request for Aid Reconsideration