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How to Apply for Financial Aid

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Requirements

  1. Most CTY families who received financial aid last year posted an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $50,000.
  2. Financial aid is not available to international students. If a student is not a United States citizen, documentation of permanent residency is required.
  3. Early applications are strongly encouraged to ensure the preferred course availability and full consideration for limited available funds.
  4. Students with an account balance from the previous year will not be eligible for financial aid until the account is paid in full.
  5. Financial aid applicants are expected to pay the non-refundable program application fee for Summer, Online Programs, or Family Academic Programs; aid is awarded for each program on a one-course per-year basis.
  6. Financial aid applicants should meet the tuition deposit requirements of the various programs. If extreme economic hardships exist that make a tuition deposit difficult refer to the Financial Aid FAQs. If you still have questions or concerns, contact the CTY Financial Aid Office at (410) 735-6024 or (800) 393-6095 PRIOR TO submitting the applications. Failure to abide by these policies will delay the application.

*Special requirements may apply depending on the program.

Talent Search

If your student is eligible for the free or reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program, follow these steps for your Talent Search fee to be reduced and your testing fee waived:

  • Talent Search financial aid applicants may apply either online or by paper. In either application, please confirm on your online or paper application that your student is eligible for the free or reduced means through the National School Lunch Program.
  • If applying by paper be sure to indicate on the Talent Search application that your student is eligible for the free or reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program. Submit the signed the application with the application fee.
    • If your student qualifies for the free or reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program then your application fee is reduced to $10.00.
    • You can mail your application to:

CTY Talent Search: Grades 2-8
Johns Hopkins University
PO Box 64955
Baltimore, MD 21264

You can contact CTY by e-mail ctyinfo@jhu.edu, or by calling 410-735-6278.

Summer Programs

Submit the following income documentation, in PDF format, with blacked out or deleted Social Security numbers:

  • A copy of parent(s) signed 2015 (or 2014*) federal income tax return with the following, if applicable:
    • Schedules A, C, D, E, and/or F
    • Form 4562
  • All 2015 W-2/1099 forms;
  • Documentation of all 2015 nontaxable income such as Social Security income, unemployment compensation, child support, etc.
  • a paper or online CTY Summer Program Application (check the box that indicates you are applying for Financial Aid)

*If your 2015 federal income tax return is not available, you can submit your complete 2014 returns along with your 2015 W-2/1099 forms or the last paystub for 2015.

BLACK-OUT OR DELETE ALL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS BEFORE SENDING US YOUR INCOME DOCUMENTS.

Send or mail to:

  • E-mail: ctyfinaid@jhu.edu
  • FAX: (866) 548-8023
  • Mail: CTY Financial Aid, McAuley Hall, 5801 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

CTY may request additional documentation after we receive your application. Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Financial Aid Office: (800) 393-6095 or ctyfinaid@jhu.edu

Online Programs

Complete the Online Programs Financial Aid Application and submit in one package with:

  • a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (with all accompanying schedules & W2 forms)
  • Online Programs's paper application (specifying the course for which you are applying) or use the electronic application 
  • a tuition deposit plus a non-refundable $15 application fee (see specified amount on Financial Aid Application)*

Send all application items and payment to: CTYOnline Programs, Johns Hopkins University, P.O. Box 64565, Baltimore, MD 21264.

If these materials are not received by CTY at least 30 days before the actual or requested start date of the course, processing of the application will be delayed. In Part VII of the paper Program Application, enter the appropriate deposit amount required. Also, check the boxes indicating you are applying for financial aid on the bottom of page 1 and on page 1, Part VII, of the paper application.

CTY may request additional documentation after we receive your application. Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Financial Aid Office: (410) 735-6024 or ctyfinaid@jhu.edu

* The tuition deposit must be sent with the program application, but it is refundable if the applicant chooses not to participate in the program at the time the financial aid award is announced. If hardships exist in paying the deposit, applicants must contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 393-6095 PRIOR TO submitting the applications. Failure to abide by these policies will delay the application.

Family Programs

Complete the Family Program Financial Aid Application and submit with:

  • a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (with all accompanying schedules & W2 forms)
  • a paper or online Family Academic Program Application (specifying the event or program for which you are applying)

Send or mail to:

  • E-mail: ctyfinaid@jhu.edu
  • FAX: (866) 548-8023
  • Mail: CTY Financial Aid, McAuley Hall, 5801 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

CTY may request additional documentation after we receive your application. Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Financial Aid Office: (410) 735-6024 or ctyfinaid@jhu.edu

DCC

Complete the DCC's Financial Aid application and submit with:

  • a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (with all accompanying schedules & W2 forms)
  • a DCC Intake Form

Send or mail to:

  • E-mail: dcc@jhu.edu
  • FAX: (410) 735-6200
  • Mail: CTY Diagnostic and Counseling Center, McAuley Hall, 5801 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

CTY may request additional documentation after we receive your application. Questions concerning DCC financial aid should be addressed to the Diagnostic & Counseling Center: (410) 735-6238 or dcc@jhu.edu

 

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