Current JHU Students:
If you are a prospective student (not currently enrolled at JHU), you will need to have an SIS ID in order to access your financial aid records. The SIS ID is a unique, 8 character, alpha numeric identifier that is assigned to all students. It will appear on letters and correspondence from this office.
If you are a current student, you will use your JHED LID and Password to access your record. Your JHED Hopkins ID (a unique 6 character identifier) will appear on letters and correspondence from this office.
Care should be taken to treat your SIS ID, JHED LID and JHED Hopkins ID as confidential.
1. What is an SIS ID?
The Johns Hopkins University is committed to safeguarding the privacy of students and their personal information. In an ongoing effort to eliminate Social Security Numbers from correspondence, the Office of Student Financial Services will use the SIS ID to communicate with you. This unique, 8 character, alpha numeric identifier is assigned to all new and existing students. The SIS ID will also be used to authenticate prospective students who are new to online services. Current JHU students will use their JHED LID and Password to access SIS.
2. How do I obtain my SIS ID?
Prospective undergraduate applicants who answered yes to the "Will you be applying for need-based aid?" question on the admissions application will receive instructions via E-mail from the Office of Student Financial Services.
Returning Undergraduates, Graduate and Part-Time students will use their JHED ID and password to access SIS.
3. Can you send me my SIS ID?
Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line "SIS ID". Provide the following data in the body of the E-mail:
Once we have confirmed your identity, we will send your SIS ID to the preferred E-mail address that we have on file.
4. What is a JHED LID and how do I get one?
A JHED login ID (or "LID") is a unique identifier for your information in the JHU Enterprise Directory. All students are automatically assigned a LID upon enrollment. You can use your LID to gain remote access to a number of JHU services, such as financial aid, billing and registration. It should not be confused with any barcodes on your various ID cards. If you don't know your login ID, please go to the JHED site at http://jhed.jhu.edu to look yourself up by name and do a "first-time login" to obtain a password.
5. May I register for classes or pay my bill?
At present, the SIS self-service function is used by the Office of Student Financial Services and the Office of Student Accounts. The Registrar and Admissions offices are in the process of adopting this standard. For now, enrolled students should continue to use the web services link (https://registration.jhu.edu/) to register for classes.
6. Why can't I access my financial aid awards?
Prospective student financial aid awards are not available online until after admission decision letters have been mailed. For Early Decision applicants, this occurs in mid December, and for Regular Decision applicants, in the first week of April. Returning Undergraduate, Graduate and Part-Time student awards are made available online in late June.
7. How do I find out if you received my forms?
Once you gain access to SIS, you will see a menu tab called "My Information". By clicking on this tab, SIS will display your "Requirements" screen. Example requirements include the FAFSA, tax returns, JHU applications, etc. Requirements that are not marked as complete or waived must be submitted in order to complete your application.
8. How do I view, accept or decline my financial aid?
When financial aid awards are made available online (see FAQ# 6), students will have access to a menu tab called "My Aid". The My Aid menu contains 3 sub menus :
9. Would you define financial aid status?
The financial aid office assigns every student a status. This value is used to track the progression of your file from application to disbursement. Definitions appear below: