BENEFITS + PERKS

JHU announces Tuition Grant enhancements for the 2024–25 academic year

What you need to know about coming improvements for supporting your dependents' education

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Johns Hopkins University is announcing enhancements to the Tuition Grant benefit for employee dependents that will take effect for the 2024–25 academic year. Through partnership with Bright Horizons EdAssist, the Tuition Grant benefit experience will be streamlined and improved for faculty and staff.

Key improvements include an online portal that will be accessible 24/7 via a single sign-on, enabling employees to manage their applications and track payment statuses in one place. The portal will ensure efficient processing of grants by disbursing immediate payments to schools upon invoice approval, including all mandatory course fees. International payments will now be reimbursed directly to employees via payroll.

Dedicated support through the EdAssist Contact Center offers assistance by email, phone, and chat, enhancing accessibility and responsiveness. Employees also will gain access to tuition reductions, waived fees, and other educational benefits through EdAssist's education network.

How the application process will change:

  • Parents must apply each academic term for each eligible dependent through the EdAssist online portal, within 60 days prior to the term start date and no more than 30 days after.
  • Parents who are both JHU employees will need to apply individually for each eligible dependent to receive the benefit at 100%.

The current application process will be retired on May 24, and, beginning in July, all future applications will be processed through EdAssist. More information about the new process will be shared in advance of the fall 2024 semester. Visit the tuition grant webpage for updates and FAQ.

To assist you in navigating these changes, the Benefits Service Center and EdAssist will host a webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, offering a comprehensive overview and a demo of the new website. Register here.

In 2023, 1,600 faculty and staff used the tuition grant benefit for 1,769 dependents, for a total investment of $32.4 million. With these enhancements, JHU reaffirms its commitment to supporting the educational endeavors of its employees' dependents, fostering a culture of growth and development within the community.

Contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or benefits@jhu.edu with any questions.

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