Taxes and Finance


Taxes are especially difficult for graduate students. Take a look at our notes here, which should help you navigate the murky waters of the American tax code. The IRS has a Free File Program that most graduate students will be able to take advantage of to file both federal and state taxes for free.

Find more information about filing taxes on their website, or by contacting the office directly.

Tax Office Website



Tax Office

3910 Keswick Road
North Building 4th Floor
Suite N4327B
Baltimore MD 21211
Fax: 443-997-8538
Help#: 443-997-8688

Office Hours:
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Personal Finance and Budgeting

Budgeting and Investments

The GSA recently held a budgeting and investment seminar.  You can view the recording, slides, documents, and summary of the unrecorded slides from this very informative seminar here.

JHSAP has information on personal budgeting and savings as well as links to recordings of past information sessions.

Salt is a financial literacy resources that includes basic finances, filing taxes, budgeting, student loan payback, etc. It’s a really cool resource for both beginners and those looking to set up a new budget/payback loans, and Hopkins has a subscription making the service free for students.


We have access to Hopkins Perks at Work for various discounts including travel, electronics, and restaurants. It also includes a rewards points system to further increase your buying power.

In addition to the discounts on the Perks at Work site, we have the ability to rent cars using the Hopkins leisure rate for National and Enterprise.