On behalf of the University, we take this opportunity to thank you for your service to our country and for choosing Johns Hopkins University to fulfill your educational goals. We sincerely hope that your experience with our institution is a rewarding one.
Johns Hopkins is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the training of veterans, service members, eligible spouses and dependents under the provisions of the various federal laws pertaining to Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. Information about VA education benefits is available on www.vets.gov/education or by calling 1-888-442-4551.
How to Apply for Benefits
To obtain veterans educational benefits, students must comply with the following procedures:
- After acceptance to JHU, apply for VA benefits using the Veterans Online Application or visit www.vets.gov/education/apply for instructions.
- The VA will review the application. If eligible for education benefits, the VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility Letter to the student. (Note: Students may begin enrolling in courses)
- Notify the School Certifying Official of course enrollment and submit copies of the Certificate of Eligibility Letter as well as other VA forms (DD-214).
Note: If you have used VA education benefits previously at another university, you must complete the VA 22-1995 Form (Change of Program or Place of Training) through www.vets.gov/education/apply.
Students must request certification each semester from their School Certifying Official. Failure to submit a request will result in a presumption that benefits are not being sought for that term.
Note: Students utilizing VA education benefits must let their School Certifying Official know immediately of any change in their status or program that might affect the amount of their payment from the VA.
The School Certifying Official is responsible for processing certifications of enrollment for all students receiving veteran educational benefits; updating and reporting accurate enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA); and maintaining federal compliance. Early in the admission and registration process, students eligible for VA educational benefits must contact the SCO on campus and identify themselves. Students should realize that an SCO cannot determine eligibility for benefits; this is the sole responsibility of the VA. School Certifying Officials throughout Johns Hopkins University are committed to assisting you on your educational journey.
|Nancy Carr||Krieger Arts & Sciences and Whiting Engineering (including AAP and EP)||firstname.lastname@example.org||410-516-6635|
|John Bates||School of Advanced International Studiesemail@example.com||202-663-5617|
|Nilaya Baccus Hairston||Peabody Conservatoryfirstname.lastname@example.org||667-208-6581 |
|Barbara Freels||School of Public Healthemail@example.com||410-955-3552|
|Dawn Kostik||School of Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||410-516-9816|
|Jennifer Martin||School of Medicineemail@example.com||410-955-3080|
|Corey Meyer||Carey Business Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||410-234-9250|
|Libby Miles||School of Nursingemail@example.com||410-614-3096|
Yellow Ribbon Program
Johns Hopkins University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, which allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the amount payable to private institutions in an academic year. Yellow Ribbon awards are applied on a first-come, first-served basis. The rates and maximums for the Yellow Ribbon program can change from year-to-year. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program.
Military Tuition Assistance
The point of contact for Service members is Nancy Carr 410-516-6635. If utilizing tuition assistance, please email authorized tuition assistance forms to your School Certified Official.
Military tuition assistance may only be used to pursue degree programs at colleges and universities in the United States that are regionally or nationally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S Department of Education. Each military branch has its own tuition assistance application procedure. It is recommended the military student visit their local installation education center. Prior to your course enrollment, you may be required to provide an education degree plan or complete tuition assistance orientation.
The tuition assistance recipient can request the degree plan from their advisor or contact Nancy Carr, School Certifying Official, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-6635 for assistance. Your service’s education center must approve your military tuition assistance before you enroll in a course.
Keep in mind that tuition assistance will not fund your college courses, and you will have to reimburse any funds already paid if any of the following situations occur:
- Leaving the service before the course ends
- Quitting the course for reasons other than personal illness, military transfer or mission requirements
- Failing the course
|Week #||Refund Schedule||Fall 2018 Deadline||Spring 2019 Deadline|
|Prior to start of semester - end of week 2||100%||September 14||February 8|
|Week 3||90%||September 21||February 15|
|Week 4||80%||September 28||February 22|
|Week 5||70%||October 5||March 1|
|Week 6||60%||October 12||March 8|
|Week 7||50%||October 19||March 15|
|Week 8||40%||October 26||March 29 |
End of 8th week of classes;
9th calendar week due to spring break
|Week 9 - end of semester||No Refund||October 27 and later||March 30 and later |
End of 9th week of classes; 10th calendar week due to spring break
|Note for Military TA recipients: Upon withdrawal for a term, students utilizing military TA will have their funds returned to the US government according to the return policy for Title IV federal aid.|
Many organizations offer scholarships to help cover education costs for veterans. View a list of external scholarships.