Urban Teachers and the Johns Hopkins School of Education charge $40,000 in tuition, which is paid in four equal $10,000 installments over the two years of the master’s program. Tuition is billed during the fall and spring semesters of the residency year (Program Year 1) and Fellows year 1 (Program Year 2). It is the participant’s responsibility to resolve any tuition balances or concerns before the Add/Drop deadline outlined by the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Failure to do so can lead to a registration hold preventing a participant from registering 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 a tuition refund determined by the beginning and end dates of a given semester. Refunds only apply to the tuition portion of student charges and are calculated from the date the Office of the Registrar receives the official Add/Drop Form (see also “Withdrawing from a Course”). Please note that any tuition refund owed to the participant will be used to offset any financial aid liability (see also Financial Aid Information below). For further information on refunds, please refer to: https://education.jhu.edu/student-resources/student-accounts/refund-policies/.
In case of dismissal or resignation, participants remain responsible for any outstanding financial obligation to the University for tuition or other indebtedness. Please see Urban Teachers’ Program Requirements for additional information regarding the criteria for dismissal from the program, appealing dismissals, specifics regarding a formal leave of absence, and/or withdrawing from the program. See the Financial Aid Liability below for specifics regarding the financial ramifications involved in both circumstances.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
As graduate students, participants with pre-existing student loans may put their loans into forbearance for the two years that they are enrolled in the master’s program at 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 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).
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 Program Director. 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 master’s 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 already, while on their official leave of absence, 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.