Apply for Federal Aid
Urban Teachers recommends that all participants complete a FAFSA Form and apply for Financial Aid through Johns Hopkins School of Education to cover the tuition costs for the program. Applicants and participants can complete a FAFSA Form starting October 2019 for the academic year that starts in June 2020. Please indicate you will be attending the graduate/professional program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education using their code: E00475. Contact us for more information about the credits you will be taking.
Please note that Urban Teachers and Urban Teachers staff members are not equipped to answer questions or provide authoritative guidance regarding federal student financial aid. The information in this Participant Info Center on such topics is for participant convenience and should be confirmed with the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-516-9808).
Applicants for Cohort 2020: You are encouraged to complete your 2020-21 FAFSA early, as it can be completed prior to or after admission to Urban Teachers. Once you are enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, their Financial Aid Office will process your FAFSA application and inform you of subsequent steps.
Cohort 2019 Participants: In order to receive financial aid in Fellow Year 1 (the second year of the program), continuing students are required to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA and the School of Education Planned Enrollment Form on Johns Hopkins University SIS Self Service. Participants are responsible for regularly checking their Johns Hopkins University email and student account information to ensure that financial aid requirements are completed promptly.
If a program participant voluntarily or involuntarily leaves the program early, there is no early exit fee. Early withdrawal or dismissal from the master’s program may have implications for financial aid. Participants should refer to the information provided here.
Seek a Private Loan from a Commercial Bank
This could be an option for individuals who have an existing relationship and established credit with a private financial institution. Interested individuals should apply directly to that institution. If you apply for a private education loan, use your acceptance letter for your application. You are encouraged to also consult with the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Financial Aid Office if you are considering an alternative loan.
Use Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
If you have earned a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from a prior term of service, you can also use that towards the cost of Urban Teachers’ program. To use your award, follow this guidance from AmeriCorps.