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To help you in planning for the costs associated with your education, the cost of attendance for the upcoming academic year is outlined below. The budget amounts listed below are determined by the Dean of Finance and approved by the Board of Trustees.  Please note that tuition is expected to increase between 3-6% each year.

Billing is by semester, and bills are sent out the second Thursday of each month.  You must pay the term tuition and fees in full by the due date.  If not, a late fee of $200 will be assessed if you do not pay by the due date.

If your tuition is being paid in full or in part by a sponsor, employer, scholarship provider or other third party, and those payments are sent directly to Johns Hopkin/SAIS, you will need to work with the Student Accounts Office to set up billing or other arrangements.


To learn more about your options to pay, click here.

Student Accounts Office
The Johns Hopkins University
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Room #313A
Washington, DC 20036
Office: 202-663-5870
Email: saisbilling@jhu.edu

This two-year program for full-time students is the cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins SAIS experience. About half of all entering MA students spend a year at SAIS Europe and a year in Washington, while the other half spend both years in Washington. The academic program is the same for both groups of students and consists of interdisciplinary course work in international relations, economics and languages. Students who are proficient in Mandarin may pursue a five-semester option by completing two semesters in Nanjing to receive a certificate in Chinese and American Studies, combined with three semesters in the MA program. One of these three semesters must be at the Washington campus.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester.  Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.
 

MA 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)
Tuition Due Dates August 30, 2017 and January 31, 2018
Full Time Per Semester AY 17-18
Tuition $23,700 $47,400
Matriculation Fee $500 N/A (one time only)
Health Insurance N/A $1,880



This program is designed for experienced professionals with nine or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses. They may also affiliate with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Most students are full-time and complete the program in one year.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester.  Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.
 

MIPP 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)
Tuition Due Dates August 30, 2017 and January 31, 2018
Full Time Per Semester AY 17-18
Tuition $23,700 $47,400
Matriculation Fee $500 N/A (one time only)
Health Insurance N/A $1,880



The MIEF program is an intensive, 11-month, full-time masters program designed to help students understand core economic theories, master professional quantitative and econometrics skills, and conduct meaningful project and policy analysis within one year. This solid economic foundation helps MIEF students to quickly join the ranks of Johns Hopkins SAIS' well-established and highly-respected global alumni community as they launch exciting and rewarding careers.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester.  Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.
 

MIEF 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees
Tuition Due Dates July 12, 2017 & January 16, 2018
Full Time Per Semester AY 17-18
Tuition $30,000 $60,000
Matriculation Fee $500 N/A (one time only)
Health Insurance (Charged in the Summer semester) N/A $2,071



The Master of Arts in Global Policy is a 16-month, cohort-based, program with classes meeting on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. The curriculum includes four residencies offered at key points of the program to maximize learning. The Global Policy (MAGP) curriculum enables students to immediately integrate the knowledge they gain in the classroom to their internationally-focused careers.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester.  Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.
 

SE - Term Academic Year Tuition Due Dates Start Date End Date Total Credit Hours Tuition Charge (Approx)
Fall 17 2017-2018 August 30, 2017 9/7/2017 12/2/2017 9 $15,322
Winter 17 2017-2018 December 7, 2017 12/15/2017 2/17/2018 9 $15,322
Spring 18 2017-2018 March 7, 2018 3/23/2018 5/19/2018 7 $11,917
Summer 18  2017-2018 July 3, 2018 6/8/2018 8/4/2018 9 $15,322
Fall 18 2017-2018 August 15, 2018 9/7/2018 11/16/2018 7 $11,917


This full-time program is for individuals who hold an MA and seek to become scholars as well as practitioners in international relations. Each PhD candidate works with a faculty adviser to design a unique academic and research plan to prepare for their dissertation. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of qualitative and quantitative analytic skills, international relations, economics and regional studies. PhD students may conduct portions of their research at SAIS Europe and/or the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

PhD students are classified as pre-dissertation and dissertation for tuition purposes. All students enter the program as pre-dissertation students, which are students that are taking courses towards the PhD degree.

Most students with Johns Hopkins SAIS' MAs will be classified as pre-dissertation for the first two years in the PhD Program, while candidates with MAs from another institution will be classified as pre-dissertation for the first three years in the PhD Program.

The pre-dissertation tuition for AY 2017-2018 is $47,400, and the dissertation tuition is $4,740 not including living expenses.

Annual Funding

A limited number of fellowships are available each year. Students with MAs from Johns Hopkins SAIS may receive a maximum of three years of funding, and non-Johns Hopkins SAIS MAs may receive a maximum of four years of funding.

The fellowship may include tuition and/or stipend benefits.

PhD students are urged to seek outside support for their studies at the school. In the annual review process, applications for outside support will be treated as one sign of a student's seriousness of purpose.

Students receiving fellowships awards will be carefully evaluated by the PhD Committee on the basis of performance in class, satisfaction of degree requirements, and a written evaluation from the student's PhD advisor at the end of each academic year to determine if the financial award will be renewed.

As PhD seeking students (Resident and Non-Resident), you along with all degree-program students enrolling in at least one course this Fall are automatically enrolled and billed for coverage under the University Student Health Benefit Plan provider – Consolidated Health Plans, Inc. (CHP) .

 

PhD (Resident – Non Resident) 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees
Tuition Due Dates August 30, 2017 & January 31, 2018
Full Time Per Semester AY 17-18
Tuition (Non-Resident) $2,300 $4,740
Tuition (Resident) $23,700 $47,400
Health Insurance N/A $1,880


 

Paying Tuition at HNC

Tuition is determined by the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University on the recommendation of the president of the university. Entering students should be prepared for increases during their years of study at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Full-time tuition is charged to MAIS students and Certificate students taking three courses or more. Tuition and fees are due each semester at specified dates and may be paid by personal check, e-check, wire-transfer or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester. Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.



HNC 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)
Tuition Due Dates September 18, 2017 and February 26, 2018
Full Time Per Semester AY 17-18
Tuition - Certificate $11,250 $22,500
Tuition - MAIS $19,982 $39,964
Housing Single Room $1,600 $3,200
Housing Double Room $800 $1,600
Matriculation Fee $500 N/A (one time only)
Health Insurance N/A $1,880




Fall 2017 tuition is due by September 20, 2017 together with a student government fee of €40.  Spring 2018 tuition is due by January 31, 2018. 


How to pay tuition 

The First Tuition payment for the MAGR program is due by August 17, 2017 together with a student government fee of €40. Tuition for the fall semester for the MA, MAIA and MIPP programs is due by September 20, 2017, together with a student government fee of €40. Fees for the spring semester for the MA, MAIA, MIPP programs and second payment for the MAGR program are due by January 31, 2018.
 
Please remember that if you received financial aid, only half of it can be used towards your fall tuition (the difference will be applied in the spring).
 
All fees payable to SAIS Europe should be in Euro. Those who wish to pay in U.S. dollars may do so by using the exchange rate on the date they make their payment (when converting dollars to euro internally, JHU uses a rate that is the www.oanda.com interbank rate plus 1%). The same method can be used when initiating a bank transfer to JHU. It is important to note that due to exchange rate fluctuations between the time a funds transfer is initiated and the time these funds are credited to JHU, the amount required to cover tuition may decrease or increase slightly. A reconciliation transaction will be made once the student arrives in Bologna, and the student will be notified in the event they have a small positive or negative balance. Questions regarding payments or exchange rates should be addressed to the SAIS Europe Business Office at: sais.eu.business@jhu.edu.

Click here for more information on the different payment methods.

In the case of tuition payments, if a transfer has not arrived before the deadline, you will need to provide proof of the incoming payment. A late payment fee of Euro 150 will be assessed if payment is received after the due date.
In the case of pre-term deposits, you must send a copy of your payment receipt with your registration form.
 
If you are a U.S. Veteran and are entitled to benefits, you should have your file transferred to SAIS in Washington, D.C. to the attention of the Registrar. Do not have it sent to Bologna.

The school accepts a limited number of part-time, non-degree students for study during the fall and spring semesters. Non-degree students may take a maximum of two courses per semester and a maximum of four courses overall for credit or audit. Please be aware that degree students have priority when registering for classes, and that enrollment will be offered to non-degree students on a space-available basis only.

Courses are available in areas such as international relations theory, policy studies, development and regional studies. Most courses are offered during daytime hours, though a limited number of courses are held in the evening. Non-degree students who would like to obtain a credential from the school over an extended period of time may pursue a Johns Hopkins SAIS certificate. Those who are interested in specialized language study emphasizing political, economic and international topics may apply for courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai or Vietnamese.

To view all courses by term, visit our course search site here. Please contact the Office of Non-Degree Programs directly if you are interested in a course that has a size limit.
 

Non Degree/Certificate 2017- 2018 Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)
Tuition Due Dates August 30, 2017 and January 31, 2018
Tuition Per Course
$5,925 - 4-credit course
$2,962.50 - 2-credit or language course


Tuition is determined by the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University on the recommendation of the president of the university.  Entering students should be prepared for increases during their years of study at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Full-time tuition is charged to MA students and MIPP students taking three courses or more. Tuition and fees are due at the above listed dates each semester and may be paid by personal check, e-check, wire-transfer or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

A student may not register for courses in a new semester if he or she has any unpaid bills or charges from previous semesters, or has not made acceptable financial arrangements with the Business Office to ensure full payment in the semester.  Students are not permitted to take oral examinations, to have transcript information forwarded or to graduate until their financial accounts are cleared. Any student accounts forwarded to collections for non-payment are subject to a 20% fee on the unpaid balance.

Tuition Tax Info

Tuition charges and payments for previous year can be found on your IRS form 1098-T.  Your 1098-T form can be obtained via website at http://tcrs.com/.  Tuition payments for May graduates will not have a 1098-T.  The charges for spring semester will show on the previous year 1098-T.  Payments in your graduation year can be calculated by viewing your SIS account.   Please contact us in Nitze 310 or saisbilling@jhu.edu if you have any questions.

For other tax info, contact the tax office at 443-997-8688.

A student may be due a partial refund if he or she voluntarily withdraws from the school.  The withdrawal date is calculated from the date on which the student submits his or her written statement of withdrawal to the associate dean for Student Affairs with copies to the Financial Aid, Registrar and Business Office.  Please see below for the Refund Policy for the school:

During First Week 100% Refund
During Second Week 90% Refund
During Third Week 80% Refund
During Fourth Week 70% Refund
During Fifth Week 60% Refund
During Sixth Week 50% Refund
During Seventh Week           40% Refund
During Eighth Week No Refund


Miscellaneous Fees

FULL TIME PER YEAR
Late Registration $100.00
Late Payment $200.00
Returned Check $30.00
Language Tape Deposit $40.00


 

The new Self-Service allows students to view their bills, account summary, and make online payments.  This means paper bills will no longer be mailed to enrolled students.  If you would like a copy of your bill, you can print your bill from the Self-Service website at https://sis.jhu.edu/sswf/Default.aspx.

Financial alerts will be added to your account after due date impacting your ability to register.  A late fee of $200.00 will be applied to all accounts with outsanding balances.  Please contact us at 202-663-5870 or saisbilling@jhu.edu if you have any questions.

Please note: Online bills are posted on the 2nd Thursday of every month.  

Once logged into the Self-Service site, students can:

  • View student bills online
  • Pay student bills online by credit card or eCheck
  • Download and print a copy of your bill for sending check payments via U.S. mail
  • View billing and payment history online
  • Forward an email copy of your bill to parents or spouse
  • Set up parents and other authorized payers to view and pay your bills online

Parents and other authorized payers can:

  • View student bills online
  • Pay student bills online by credit card or eCheck
  • Download and print a copy of the bill for sending check payments via U.S. mail
  • View billing and payment history online

Benefits of Self-Service:

  • Convenient and easy
  • Private and secure
  • Free service offered by JHU
  • No more waiting for the bill in the mail or waiting in line to make a payment
  • Bill notification and payment confirmations sent to your email address
  • Easy for parents and other authorized payers to pay tuition
  • On-line history of e-bills and e-payments for up to 12 months
  • Access to your account 24/7 from anywhere in the world via the Internet
  • Payments submitted by 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time are processed the same day