Payment Methods

The fastest and most efficient way to view your student account and pay your tuition is online via SIS Self-Service.


An email notification will be sent to the student’s JHU email address and to all Authorized Users when a bill is available to view. Billing statements are emailed on the second Thursday of each month if activity has occurred since the last billing cycle.

If for some reason you don’t receive an email notification, you are still responsible for paying your balance due by the payment due date of each billing period to avoid a late payment fee.  Paper statements are no longer mailed to students.

Payment Methods

Johns Hopkins University offers several tuition payment options. You can pay tuition online, by mail, and more.

To view or pay a balance online, use your JHED ID to log in to SIS Self-Service. Click Billing / Summary, then select your payment method. All options avaialable to you will appear.


To pay by eCheck (ACH Withdrawal), you must provide a U.S. bank account.

Credit Card

Some JHU schools and programs accept credit card payments. To check if your program does, log in to SIS and view online payment options under Billing / Summary.

Wire Payments

Johns Hopkins accepts international payments via Flywire or Convera (formerly Western Union). With these trusted and secure payment vendors, international students worldwide can easily make education payments, typically in their own currency.  View detailed Flywire instructions or Convera instructions.

Benefits of each company:

    • Pay using accounts from your home country, outside of the U.S. For most countries, you pay in your home currency and funds will be sent in $USD directly to JHU.
    • Use various payment methods that range from bank transfer, credit cards, e-payment, and more for most countries and territories.
    • Receive favorable foreign exchange rates and avoid unnecessary bank fees.
    • Track your payment until it reaches JHU.
    • Avoid the delays of a traditional wire transfer caused by manual posting or lack of reference information to direct the payment to your account.

(Your JHED is the assigned username that you use when you log in to the JHU system. New students should have received an email containing their JHED ID.)

Checks for tuition and fees should be made payable to JHU and should include your Hopkins ID number. Please note that your Hopkins ID is not your JHED ID. You can find your Hopkins ID in the upper right-hand corner of SIS Self-Service. Payments should be mailed to:

Student Accounts Operations
Johns Hopkins University
Garland Hall B076
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

A check not honored by the bank is subject to a $25 returned check fee. The university reserves the right to require a cashier or certified check on future payments.

Initiate a 529 payment through your plan administrator. 

If online payment is not an option, please note the student’s name and Hopkins ID on the memo line of the check. Please note that your Hopkins ID is not your JHED. You can find your Hopkins ID in the upper right-hand corner of SIS Self-Service. Checks may be mailed to: 

Student Accounts Operations
Johns Hopkins University
Garland Hall B076
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

For questions about 529 payments, please contact SEAM. For specific questions about your plan, contact your plan administrator. 

A payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce allows you to spread your education expenses over smaller monthly installments for a small enrollment fee. There is no interest and no pre-qualification or credit check for this service. 

Students in the following divisions are eligible to enroll:

  • ASEN Homewood Schools
  • Carey Business School
  • Peabody Institute
  • School of Advanced International Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

Spring 2024 Monthly Payment Plan Details

  • Enrollment fee: $55
  • Enrollment start date: December 1, 2023
  • Installment options based on time of enrollment:
    • 5 months – Jan, Feb, Mar, April, and May
    • 4 months – Feb, Mar, April, and May
    • 3 months – Mar, April, and May
  • Payment due date: 15th of each month

Summer 2024 Monthly Payment Plan Details:

  • Enrollment fee: $55
  • Enrollment start date: April 1, 2024
  • 3 monthly installments: June, July and August
  • Payment due date: 15th of each month

Fall 2024 Monthly Payment Plan Details:

  • Enrollment fee: $55
  • Enrollment start date: July 1, 2024
  • Installment options based on time of enrollment:
    • 5 months – Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec
    • 4 months – Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec
    • 3 months – Oct, Nov and Dec
  • Payment due date: 15th of each month

Spring 2025 Monthly Payment Plan Details:

  • Enrollment fee: $55
  • Enrollment start date: December 2, 2024
  • Installment options based on time of enrollment:
    • 5 months – Jan, Feb, Mar, April and May
    • 4 months – Feb, Mar, April and May
    • 3 months – Mar, April and May
  • Payment due date: 15th of each month

To enroll in a payment plan, log in to SIS Self-Service and click on Billing / Summary / Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan.

Please note: 

  • Any new charges not covered by your original Nelnet contract (library fines, lab breakage, etc.) should be paid directly to JHU upon receiving an account statement. This would be separate from your monthly payment plan installments.  
  • Funding for your J-Card (debit card) cannot be budgeted through the Nelnet Payment Plan.  
  • Refunds for any over payments to the plan will be processed after the payment plan contract has been fulfilled.  
  • Students/parents can adjust your monthly payment plan if excess funds are on your student account to avoid waiting for a refund. 

For more information, contact Nelnet Campus Commerce at 1-800-609-8056 to speak with an Education Payment Partner who can help with determining the best payment option for your education costs. 

For more information on Third Party Payers—organizations, such as an employer, that pay all or part of a student’s tuition and fees directly to Johns Hopkins—please visit the Third Party Payments page.

Students who will utilize third party payments must submit the appropriate paperwork by the deadlines. 

  • Fall Deadline: August 14 
  • Spring Deadline: January 22

Eligibility, annual limits, and costs vary depending upon the tuition plan you choose. Visit the JHU Benefits & Worklife Tuition Assistance page for more information.

Eligible faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members: 

  1. Submit an initial application through our employee tuition platform, EdAssist.
    • Need an invoice to submit to Bright Horizons/EdAssist? Log into SIS Self-Service and view/print your monthly statement(s) that contain the course info you need. Multiple statements can be submitted to Bright Horizons.
  2. Attach the Bright Horizons EdAssist Application Payment Processed email to a request through SEAM’s online form for payment processing 

Eligible spouse, domestic partner, dependent children, and retirees: 

  1. Visit the JHU Benefits site to find the appropriate JHU tuition remission application
  2. Submit the JHU tuition remission benefit application via SEAM’s online form for payment processing
    • No remission applications will be accepted after December 15 for courses taken during the current calendar year.

Please note:

  • If the remission does not cover the entire cost of tuition, you are required to pay the remaining balance at the time of registration or set up a payment plan if your school has payment plans.
  • Allow 7-10 days from submission to SEAM for your remission to reflect on your student account.
  • Students are financially responsible for dropped courses paid for with tuition remission. Students receiving tuition remission benefits from JHU should read the contract carefully, as you must complete the class to retain benefits.

Contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or to address any additional questions.

Homewood graduate students completing a final degree during the first eight weeks of the fall semester or the first four weeks of the spring semester will generate a tuition reimbursement for that semester to whatever entity covered the cost—the student, the department, the advisor, etc. This applies only to students for whom completion of a master’s project, master’s essay, master’s journal submission, or doctoral thesis is the sole remaining degree requirement at the start of the final semester. (NOTE: If a student completes a Tuition Deferral Form indicating an expectation to complete the degree within a specific grace period, no payment is required to register for that semester. If the grace period deadline is not met, however, that semester’s tuition charge will be added to the student’s account.)

Paying in person, we accept personal checks, money orders, and traveler’s checks. Payments can be dropped off at: 

SEAM Homewood Office 
3400 N. Charles Street 
Levering Hall, Suite 102 
Baltimore, MD 21218

Authorizing a User 
  • Students may add parents or other individuals as an authorized user in SIS Self-Service and select the amount of information the authorized user can see. 
  • Authorized users may view/pay their student’s account balance at by using the login designated for you by the student. 
  • To grant access, log into SIS Self-Service / Personal Info / Authorized Users. 
    • It is the student’s responsibility to share the assigned login and password with additional viewers. 
    • Only the student can grant anyone access to their account and reset an authorized user’s login or password, in compliance with federal law and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 
SAIS Europe

If you are a student at SAIS Europe, please visit the business office website and click the SAIS Europe Payment Information tab to learn more about payment options.