Understanding Your Cost of Attendance

To help you understand the various costs associated with coming to Hopkins, we put together a Cost of Attendance (COA) that represents the approximate total cost of one academic year at Hopkins.

The COA includes both direct costs, which are expenses you’ll see on your bill, like tuition, your dorm room, and your meal plan, as well as indirect expenses, which are things that you won’t be billed for, but that we know you’ll have to pay for in addition to your bill. Indirect expenses include textbook purchases, personal expenses, and your travel to and from campus.

It’s important to remember that your COA is an estimate, not an exact number. While we know how much your direct expenses will be, there’s no way for us to know exactly how much you’ll spend on things like textbooks or personal expenses during the year, so those figures are based on how much the average student generally spends. Some students will spend more than these estimates, and others will spend less.

Your COA will vary depending on whether you live on or off campus. The COA for on-campus students includes the cost of a double room and a meal plan, while the COA for off-campus students includes an estimate for rent, utilities, and groceries over the nine months of the fall and spring semesters. Generally, the COA for off-campus students is lower than the COA for on-campus students.

Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance

2024-25 Academic Year

On-Campus Living (Freshman)
  • Tuition $64,730
  • Matriculation Fee (One-time only) $500
  • Living Expenses, Housing (On-Campus) $11,968
  • Living Expenses, Food (On-Campus) $8,182
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,514
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,356
  • Transportation (Average Costs Vary by Home State) $726
  • Total$88,976
On-Campus Living (Sophomore)
  • Tuition $64,730
  • Living Expenses, Housing (On Campus) $13,338
  • Living Expenses, Food (On Campus) $8,182
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,514
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,356
  • Transportation (Average Costs Vary by Home State) $726
  • Total$89,846
Off-Campus Living
  • Tuition $64,730
  • Living Expenses, Housing (Off-Campus) $8,811
  • Living Expenses, Food (Off-Campus) $6,122
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,514
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,356
  • Transportation (Average Costs Vary by Home State) $726
  • Total$83,259
Living At Home With Parents
  • Tuition $64,730
  • Living with Parents, Housing $4,161
  • Living with Parents, Food $2,891
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,514
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment) $1,356
  • Transportation (Average Costs Vary by Home State) $726
  • Total$75,378


Additional Costs

Health insurance is required for all students. The cost for the student health insurance plan is automatically included in your bill, though you may waive it if you have adequate coverage through your family or another source. International students with an F1/J1 visa status cannot waive coverage. You can learn more about the student health insurance plan here. The 23-24 academic year costs are $3,116 ($1169 Fall / $1947 Spring).

If you are a student living in housing on a military base or for which you receive a basic allowance under section 403(b) of title 37 of the United States Code, please contact Student Financial Support to discuss how this may affect your cost of attendance.

Hopkins offers a no-interest, flexible payment plan to help you and your family cover college costs. Additionally, though we do not include loans in your need-based financial aid offers, you or your parents may choose to borrow a loan as part of your strategy to cover college costs. If you do so, we will add the average cost of loan fees to your COA.

Average Direct Loan Fees
  • Average Loan Fees (Federal Direct Student Loan) $55
  • Average Loan Fees (Federal Direct Parent Loan) $1,234
  • Total$1,289

Moving Off Campus

Off-campus housing usually costs less than on-campus housing and your offer will reflect the difference.

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Becoming an RA

Financial support is provided to students who work as student leaders in residence halls.

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Study Abroad

You can apply your financial aid to study abroad opportunities around the world.

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