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Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid homepage! We are based out of our Washington, DC campus and provides access, aid, and advisory services for the Johns Hopkins SAIS Community.
The core values of the Office of Financial Aid are:
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 314
Washington, DC 20037
firstname.lastname@example.org | tel 202.663.5706 | fax 410.367.2052
via Belmeloro, 11
40126 Bologna, Italy
Director of Financial Aid
Chanae joined the financial aid team in 2012 as a Financial Aid Officer. Since that time, she has served in the role of Assistant Director and is now serving as the Director. She firmly believes that joining the Johns Hopkins SAIS family was the best decision of her life! She previously held positions at Everest College as a Default Prevention Specialist and Seton Hall University as a Financial Aid Counselor and Scholarship Coordinator. In her continuous mission to improve the Financial Aid experience at the school, Chanae has brought a number of projects to fruition such as the Student Job Board, in-person Entrance and Exit Counseling Seminars, and the SMARTStart Newsletter. Chanae’s passion for Higher Education stems from a number of personal and professional experiences and she is honored to serve the school in a role which allows her to make a difference. Chanae holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University and currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel University.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Tanya McMillian joined the financial aid team in May 2013 when she was hired to lead in the development and implementation of the new university-wide financial aid management system, PowerFAIDS. Tanya brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the university. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland and over 15 years of experience in the higher education industry. Tanya previously led in the implementation of a new financial aid management system at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she also served as the liaison between the financial aid office and the IT departments. Tanya served as the Director of Financial Aid at a for-profit post-secondary institution for 7 years before accepting her position at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She has held many leadership roles for a number of associations including Vice President of Education and Area 55 Governor for Toastmasters International District 18 and Chair of the Sponsorship committee for DEDCMD ASFAA, Inc. Tanya has assisted many individuals with diverse cultures and backgrounds in achieving professional and personal goals to enhance communication and leadership skills. Tanya is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Education - Technology for Educators Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Current announcements for the month:12/13/2016
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation, an organization of foreign affairs professionals in Washington, DC, announces a fellowship to be awarded to a current first-year graduate student at Johns Hopkins SAIS for continued studies towards a Master’s Degree in some aspect of international relations. The fellowship will be awarded to the chosen recipient for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please note that applicants must possess US citizenship. Deadline to apply: January 23, 2017 at 9 am.
Please review the following announcement for more information.
Below are past announcements that have been archived
Fellowship Announcement: The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund.
Please review the following announcements announcement carefully.
Interested applicants should send their documents to email@example.com by December 13, 2016 at 4 p.m.
The Cosmos Club Foundation announces its 2016/2017 Cosmos Scholars Program. This program provides grants to graduate students to fill unmet needs in their research programs. For more information please visit www.cosmosclubfoundation.org or pick up a flyer in the Student Affairs Suite, Nitze 300.
Fellowship applications are now open for the JHU SAIS Class of 2007 and Class of 2008 Fellowships. More information can be found here.
The deadline to apply is September 21, 2016.
Opportunities are available for partial fellowships to cover the cost of living in the International Student House located on 1825 R St NW.
The office of Financial Aid will accept applications on a rolling basis. Please note that you must submit the SAIS ISH application AND the ISH application which are accessible through the links below. Please email or drop off both applications :SAISfinaidinfo@jhu.edu and Nitze 314. Deadline to apply is May 1st.
General Information- www.ishdc.org
For more information on the International Student House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWDTITg7E7M
All MA students planning to return to Johns Hopkins SAIS in the 2016-2017 Academic Year interested in being considered for financial aid must complete the SAIS Institutional Application for Financial Aid. If you are a current fellowship recipient, you must also complete the application for your second year.
Please complete the application found online:
The application should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.
The deadline for submitting applications to the financial aid office is APRIL 22nd.
If you are interested in federal aid, please be sure to complete your renewal FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The SAIS Federal School Code is E00474.
Please note: this application is only open to students who were admitted through the DC Campus for their first year in DC or Bologna.
If you have any questions please contact us: SAISfinaidfinfo@jhu.edu or 202.663.5706
Fellowship Announcement: The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund.
Please review the following announcement carefully.
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2015 at 4 p.m.
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation, an organization of foreign affairs professionals in Washington, DC, announces a fellowship to be awarded to a current first-year graduate student at Johns Hopkins SAIS for continued studies towards a Master’s Degree in some aspect of international relations. The fellowship will be awarded to the chosen recipient for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please note that applicants must possess US citizenship.
Deadline to apply: January 12, 2016 at 9 am.
Please review the following announcement for more information.
Changes to the FAFSA website:
RE: Overview of May 2015 Enhancements to the FAFSA on the Web Site
DATE: May 7, 2015
As part of Federal Student Aid's ongoing mission to simplify and
streamline the student aid application experience for students and
parents, we are implementing several enhancements to the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web site on May 10,
In order to better support students and their parents with inquiries
related to these enhancements, financial aid administrators and
support staff should familiarize themselves with these upcoming
changes and update any training materials or services as needed.
To seamlessly integrate the new FSA ID, we are making the following
updates to FAFSA on the Web (FOTW):
* New Look to the "Login" Page: With the implementation of the FSA
ID, FOTW users will have the choice to log in with their new FSA
ID Username (or verified e-mail address) and Password, or to use
the existing login functionality and log in with their name,
Social Security number and date of birth.
* FSA ID Status Information Added to the "My FAFSA" Page: Students
will be able to view their FSA ID Status on the "My FAFSA" page,
as well as have the ability to update or create an FSA ID.
* "Create a Save Key": Users logging into FOTW will be asked to
create a "Save Key", which will be used to save the application in
the event the user logs into an application or correction record
and then exits the record prior to submission. This replaces the
"Password" functionality that previously existed. The benefit of
the "Save Key" is that students and parents can use this function
to pass the FAFSA back and forth if they are completing the FAFSA
in separate locations.
* FSA ID Persistence: Users who choose to log in to FOTW using
their FSA ID will encounter "FSA ID persistence", meaning that,
once they have successfully authenticated with their FSA ID within
FOTW, they will not have to enter it again to link to the IRS (in
order to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool), to sign and submit
their application, or to view their Student Aid Report (SAR).
Since FOTW users will have the opportunity to log in with either
their FSA ID or their personally identifiable information (PII),
it's important to remember that students who log in with PII will
need to create an FSA ID in order to access any processed
information or use the IRS DRT.
* Changes Resulting from the Decommissioning of the Federal Student
Aid PIN Web Site: We are revising or removing PIN references in
other features and functionality in our systems, such as e-mail
notifications, SAR comments generated by the Central Processing
System and FOTW help text.
The ideas and recommendations offered by students, parents, financial
aid professionals, and other partners continue to guide the
enhancements made to FOTW, and we welcome that feedback to improve the
Johns Hopkins SAIS offers several kinds of financial aid options, awarded on the basis of need and merit, and provides information and assistance with applying for aid. Candidates should recognize, however, that although the school does offer limited fellowship funding each year, the cost of attending school is significant, so students should plan carefully. Very few fellowship awards cover full tuition, and they do not include living stipends. Students are therefore encouraged to seek other sources of funding in addition to applying for a fellowship.
Fellowships and grants are awarded only to full-time students on the basis of academic merit and occasionally demonstrated financial need. All students applying for federal and institutional financial aid must complete the appropriate Johns Hopkins SAIS financial aid forms. US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov to be considered for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Students who enter the school in January are not eligible for fellowship awards in their first semester. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the federal and alternative loan programs.The SAIS Title IV FAFSA code is E00474.
Financial need is the difference between the student's resources and his or her educational expenses. Since the primary responsibility for financing educational costs rests with the student and his or her family, aid from the school should be considered supplementary to family resources or other outside aid.
Each federal aid applicant awarded student receives a package of financial aid based on his or her particular unmet financial need. The package may consist of a combination of grants, low-interest loans, and federal work study.
Funding comes from federal, university, and private sources (such as corporations and foundations). Aid is awarded on an annual basis, and students must reapply for aid for their second year in accordance with stated deadlines and procedures. Recipients of fellowships in the first year may expect the same in the second year if they maintain a 3.4 cum GPA, have no failing or incomplete grades, maintain full-time enrollment. The school cannot be responsible for funding non-Johns Hopkins SAIS fellowships for the second year.
Students admitted by the Bologna Center must file their financial aid application with the Bologna Center. Financial aid awards are determined based on academic performance at SAIS Europe during the first semester and demonstrated financial need. Fellowship funds are limited; thus students should begin researching additional funding sources as soon as possible.
If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact us.
Office of Financial Aid
Johns Hopkins University
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
I.) Review your current financial aid award online through SIS Self-Service (link). You can accept or decline awards here.
II.) Fill out the Financial Aid Agreement (found here).
III.) Federal Loan Borrowers
A.) Federal Direct Stafford Loan
1. Complete the Entrance Interview by logging in here.
2. Fill out the Master Promissory Note (MPN) by logging in here.
B.) Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan
1. Review Grad Plus Loan Brochure
2. Complete Grad Plus Loan Request Form
3. Fill out Grad Plus Master Promissory Note here.
IV.) Named Fellowship Recipients
A.) Complete thank you note (see instructions here)
**If you have not completed your 2015-2016 academic year FAFSA you can do so here (SAIS Federal School Code: E00474). Federal Aid will not be awarded until your FAFSA has been reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid.
Applicants to the MA Program and continuing MA students who want to be considered for Johns Hopkins SAIS fellowships must complete the appropriate SAIS Financial Aid Application. Students must be full time to receive fellowships. Continuing students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and fill out the Continuing Student Financial Aid Form in order to secure their second year funding.
The deadline to submit Johns Hopkins SAIS Financial Aid Applications for applicants and incoming students is February 15th, 2017.
The deadline to submit Johns Hopkins SAIS Financial Aid Applications for continuing students is April 22nd, 2016.
The Johns Hopkins SAIS Financial Aid Application should be submitted by US mail, scanned email, or fax.
American citizens and permanent residents who would like to apply for federal student aid to should submit a 2016/2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, 2016. SAIS' Title IV School Code is E00474. To complete the FAFSA on line, please click here. If you have questions about the application form or application process, please contact us.
The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available online on October 1st. To fill out the FAFSA please click here.
Loan adjustments are allowed up until 14 days after loans have been disbursed. To request a loan adjustment to either the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan or the Federal Graduate Plus Loan please contact us.
Please note that applicants to the Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) program are NOT eligible for SAIS fellowships.
Financial Aid Agreements
All enrolled students who are accepting fellowship aid are required to fill out a financial aid agreement. Please fill out the appropriate smart PDF below and send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
This two-year program is for full-time students is the cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins SAIS experience. About half of all entering MA students spend a year in Bologna 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.DC Cost of Attendance BO Cost of attendance
The GPP curriculum enables students to immediately integrate the knowledge they gain in the classroom into their professional careers. Completed in 16 months, GPP is ideal for experienced professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to advance as global leaders while continuing full-time employment. Students move through the program taking courses together in a cohort format with classes meeting conveniently on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.GPP Cost of Attendance
The Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR) is a 13-month, cohort-based program at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. The MAGR builds on the school’s strengths in multi-disciplinary analysis by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools from the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis.MAGR Cost of Attendance
Offered in Bologna, this two-year master's degree is research-oriented. It allows students to submit a thesis in lieu of two of the non-language courses normally required for the MA students from European partner universities can study for one year in their home program and for one year at SAIS Europe, obtaining the MAIA plus a master's from their home university.MAIA Cost of Attendance
Offered at the Hopkins Nanjing Center (HNC), this two-year program is the only master's degree fully accredited in both China and the United States. Students complete course work and a thesis in Chinese, culminating in a degree jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University. Mandarin proﬁciency required.HNC MAIS Cost of Attendance
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 the school's well-established and highly-respected global alumni community as they launch exciting and rewarding careers.MIEF Cost of Attendance
This program is designed for mid-career professionals with nine or more years of relevant work experience who wish to acquire the analytical and management 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.MIPP Cost of Attendance
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.HNC Certificate SAIS MA
This full-time program is for individuals who hold an MA and seek to become scholars as well as practitioners in international relations. PhD candidates work 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 in Bologna and/or Nanjing.PhD Cost of Attendance
This one-year program in Nanjing gives students ﬂexibility in course selection while deepening their knowledge of Sino-global relations. Graduate-level content courses taken in Chinese help develop linguistic and cultural ﬂuency. Mandarin proﬁciency required.HNC Certificate Cost of Attendance
Johns Hopkins SAIS offers two non-degree certificates in Washington, DC for students and professionals seeking to expand on a chosen area of interest without pursuing a degree. The certificates can serve as an important professional credential for those working in an increasingly complex global environment. Each certificate requires a series of four graduate-level courses. Students will need at least two terms to complete a certificate.Certificate Cost of Attendance
Courses in Washington are offered in international relations, economics, policy studies, international development, conflict management, strategic and regional studies, and more. Structured for the working professional, classes are scheduled two evenings each week.Summer Cost of Attendance