Major expansion of employee tuition benefit

Dear Colleagues:

We are thrilled to share some exciting news at the close of this academic year: Johns Hopkins is launching a major expansion of our education-related benefits for our employees.

We have heard from you that a better, more expansive education benefit would allow more of you to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees while working at Johns Hopkins. We hope these expanded offerings will support you in your educational journey, and we are excited to help put the power of higher education within reach for you and your families.

The following enhancements to JHU’s tuition assistance program for current employees will start with the fall 2022 semester:

  • Annual tuition assistance amounts will increase from $2,000 to $5,250 for those seeking undergraduate (associate and bachelor’s) degrees.
  • Annual benefits will increase from $5,250 to $10,000 for graduate courses.
  • Employees may now use the undergraduate and graduate tuition assistance at any accredited institution, even if the program is offered at JHU.

Beginning in spring 2023, for those seeking undergraduate degrees, JHU will help minimize employees’ upfront, out-of-pocket costs by making payments directly to institutions. The university will also pay in advance for graduate coursework at JHU; those taking graduate courses at other institutions will need to seek reimbursement.

More information about this enhancement is available on the HR website, and the Office of Benefits & Worklife will provide additional details in the coming weeks. You can also contact Human Resources directly with your questions at 410-516-2000 or

Thank you once again for being such a valued part of what makes Johns Hopkins an extraordinary place to work and learn together. We look forward to celebrating the next steps on your path toward educational and professional growth.


Ronald J. Daniels

Pierre Joanis
Vice President for Human Resources