Urban Teachers and the Johns Hopkins School of Education charge $40,000 in tuition that is paid in four equal installments over two years. Tuition is billed during the fall and spring semesters of the residency year (Program Year 1) and fellow year 1 (Program Year 2). It is a participants’ responsibility to resolve any tuition balances or concerns before the Fall add/drop deadline outlined by JHU. Failure to do so can lead to the inability to register for upcoming coursework. Tuition payment questions can be addressed by contacting the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Office of Student Accounts.
Students who officially withdraw during the semester will receive tuition refunds based upon the Johns Hopkins University Refund Schedule. This refund schedule is based on the beginning and end dates of a given semester, and is available from your Site Team. Refunds only apply to the tuition portion of student charges and are calculated from the date the Registrar's Office receives the official Add/Drop form (see also pgs. 31-32 of this Handbook). Please note, any tuition refund owed to the participant will be used to offset any financial aid liability (see also below).
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
As full-time graduate students, participants with pre-existing student loans may put their loans into forbearance for the two years that they are registered as a student with the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Urban Teachers participants also have access to federal loan forgiveness programs if they remain teaching in a high poverty public school for five years (two additional years after the Urban Teachers commitment). Participants are eligible for a variety of federal loan programs, grants and scholarship opportunities, as well as loan deferment, forgiveness, and repayment plans, as detailed in our Financial Aid Options resource.
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 handbook on such topics is for participant convenience and should be confirmed with the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Financial Aid Office (email@example.com, 410-516-9808) before a participant relies upon it.
FINANCIAL AID LIABILITY IN THE EVENT OF EARLY WITHDRAWAL OR DISMISSAL
If a participant is considering withdrawing from the program, please reach out to discuss this with the Site Team and also contact the Johns Hopkins School of Education Program Liaison, Eric Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that any participant considering withdrawal from the program fully understands the ramifications in terms of tuition, transcript, and financial aid.
Early withdrawal or dismissal from the program may have implications for financial aid. Only the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Financial Aid Office can provide the specifics for an individual whose status as a student changes. Graduate students who have a Federal Stafford loan, a Federal Perkins loan, and/or a Federal Grad PLUS loan may begin to utilize their grace period(s), if they have not exhausted their grace period allotment, while on their official leave and subsequently may be expected to begin repayment of their educational loan(s).
Return of Unearned Financial Aid Process:
Urban Teachers participants who withdraw during the refund period may have an adjustment in their financial aid award. Participants will also have federal aid canceled and any aid disbursed prior to or at the start of a semester will be canceled. Participants will be responsible for any balance created by these actions.
To determine the portion of financial aid received (the unearned aid) that must be returned, the federal loan provider must be contacted and a calculation must be completed for the withdrawing student. The student is then issued an amended financial aid award letter. Any tuition refund still remaining that may be owed to the participant will be used to offset any financial aid liability.
For additional information, please consult the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Financial Aid office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 410-516-9808.
Financial Obligations and Student Status in Early Withdrawal:
As noted above, failure to complete the Urban Teachers program can result in remaining financial obligations for student financial aid and unpaid tuition. Additionally, those who leave the Urban Teachers program before completion will need to consult with the Johns Hopkins School of Education to determine whether or not they are eligible to continue their Master of Science in Education degree or enroll in another of the school’s programs. Participants who are dismissed from the Urban Teachers program or who are not in good academic standing when they leave the Urban Teachers program will not be permitted to complete their degree or matriculate in another Johns Hopkins University School of Education Program.