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.

Information for Prospective Students

Students who wish to be considered for financial assistance (scholarships) must submit the required forms and documents adhering to the deadlines as indicated. Current Peabody students applying to a new program must also follow these instructions.

With Michael Bloomberg’s recently announced gift to Peabody’s endowment, we are thrilled to be able to improve the affordability of a Peabody education for undergraduate students. Students who wish to be considered for this new, need-based scholarship funding must submit the same required forms and documents as for any Peabody financial aid, as outlined below. Please visit our FAQ to learn more.

Note: Students beginning a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) who have completed a previous degree at Peabody are eligible for only 1 year of scholarship in the GPD.

Submission Deadlines

The priority filing deadline for:

Early Decision is November 1st.

Low Res MM is November 1st.

Spring 2022 is November 1st.

Regular Decision is February 15th.

Required Application Information

All students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents may file the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they are seeking or required need-based aid. The FAFSA will be available at in October and is not required, but recommended. Our FAFSA school code is E00233.

All international students and first-year domestic undergraduate students may file the CSS Profile at The CSS Profile is not required, but recommended. 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.

May Auditions: Priority Deadline of April 1st.

Students auditioning in May are encouraged to submit their financial aid application materials by the February 15th deadline noted above; however, all students auditioning in May who are also interested in financial assistance should submit their aid application materials by the April 1st priority deadline.

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.