BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University has joined the list of schools moving instruction online for the fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The university announced on Thursday that all undergraduate instruction, labs and activities will be held online. While most undergrads will not return to campus, a small number may be allowed to live in campus housing “if they can demonstrate hardship associated with distance learning.”
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Due to the shift to an online format, tuition will be reduced by ten percent and an additional $14.8 million in financial aid will be available, the university said. Aid will still be available for students staying home who planned to live in off-campus housing.
A virtual town hall is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday to answer students’ questions about the announcement.
Officials said nearly one-third of Hopkins students come from states that have been designated as coronavirus hot spots.
Earlier Thursday, both Loyola University Maryland and Baltimore City Community College announced plans to shift to online-only learning for the fall.