Financial Wellness

Creating satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

Additional university resources on health and wellness are available at and on Instagram @jhuwellness.

On Campus Resources

The JHU office of Student Financial Services offers a set of online tools to support those seeking information and education regarding financial aid and financial literacy. Tools include a chatbot, called Jay and a video library with a link to a financial literacy page. Each school has a financial wellness resource center that offers financial literacy tools to educate students about topics such as budgeting, identity theft, and responsible borrowing. The resource center can be accessed from each school’s financial aid page below.

Financial Aid Offices Building Financial Fitness Webinars

The School of Public Health Student Assembly hosts Building Financial Fitness webinars with speakers from the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union, Rowles & Company, LLP, and Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors. The sessions provide information about financial wellbeing and financial literacy. Topics include developing a budget, saving money, managing debt, planning for taxes, and investing your money.

  • Budgeting & Emergency Fund
    In this video, Luke Pelger, Partner Experience Manager from Greenpath Financial Wellness shares information about financial health and wellbeing, developing and sticking to a budget, managing debt, saving money, and creating an emergency fund.
  • All About Taxes
    This video features Joe Musumeci, CPA from Rowles & Company, LLP who shares general information about taxes, filing statuses, refunds vs. balances, examples of tax forms, and answers questions about taxes.
  • Investing 101
    In this video, you can learn the basics about investing and financial planning from Thad Ismart, CFP Senior Financial Planner with Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors. It’s never too early to start planning. Content includes information about saving for retirement, paying off debt vs. saving, savings priorities, the stock market, and investment services/apps.
  • Paying Off Debt and Boosting Your Credit Score
    The final webinar in this series features Like Pelger, Partner Experience Manager at Greenpath Financial Wellness. Learn about credit scores, debt to credit ratios, how to boost your credit, and how to pay off debt.
Hopkins Food Pantry
  • Graduate students, trainees and other JHU affiliates are encouraged to visit the food pantry on the Homewood Campus if they are experiencing food insecurity. It is located in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 3033 N. Charles St. During the academic year, it is open from 6-8 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 3-5 pm on Sundays. During the summer, the hours are 9-10 am and 3-4 pm on Fridays. For more information, email Before coming to the pantry, fill out the one-time intake survey. Items available include canned goods, pasta, rice, snacks, and toiletries. For more information on stock, visit their Facebook page.
Pillars of Wealth
  • JHU Carey Business School Faculty Member Yuval Bar-Or's website with financial literacy advice (particularly geared for physicians and physicians in training).
Family and Child Care Benefits
  • Family and Caregiving Programs
    JHU offers a variety of resources for families—including adoption assistance, elder care, child care benefits, and lactation support. Visit the website to learn more about student and trainee eligibility for benefits including dependent care vouchers that offer money from the university, dependent care flexible spending accounts which allow parents to set aside pre-tax dollars to help pay for care, and scholarships to three partner child care centers.
  • Backup Care
    The Backup Care program through is designed to provide sick, emergency & backup elder care or child care for any resident or postdoctoral fellow using the program. The cost of care is partially subsidized by Johns Hopkins for up to 10 placements a year. Additional unsubsidized placements are available. pre-screens qualified caregivers to help you find in-home backup emergency care for children and adults, or in-center backup care for children. To ensure you’re prepared when the unexpected occurs, it is recommended that you register with Care@Work well before any need arises. Sign up now and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a backup plan when you need it.
  • New Child Accommodations for Full-Time Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
    Information on university policy for paid family leave.
JHU Student Wellness Website
  • Your single destination for student wellness resources, news, and events available across Johns Hopkins University.


  • Check out the discounts that are available to you as a Johns Hopkins affiliate. Additional discounts for JHU students are listed here.


  • personal finance app for budgeting, tracking and paying bills online, and managing finances