Tuition and Fees
For the 2020-2021 Year
Graduate Degree Programs Tuition
|Program||Cost Per Credit||Cost per year, full-time (18-credits)|
|Master of Arts in Jewish Studies||$1,240||$22,320
|Master of Jewish Education||$1,240||$22,320|
|Master of Jewish Education/Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (Dual Degree)||$1,240||$22,320|
|Master of Jewish Education/Pardes Educators Program In Israel||$1,240||$8,980 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking three or more credits each semester)|
|COSEL (up to 22 cr. per semester)||$1,240||$31,880 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking between six & 22 credits each semester)
|Rabbinic Program ||$1,240||$31,880 ((block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking between six & 20 credits each semester)|
|One-Year Mekorot||$1,240||$31,880 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking between 11 & 20 credits each semester)|
|Two-Year Mekorot||$1,240||$15,480 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking between six & ten credits each semester)
Fees for 2020-21 Academic Year
Fees are nonrefundable and required of all students each semester
|Type||Cost per semester|
|For those taking only course for credit||$120|
|For those taking a combination of credit and noncredit courses||$120|
|For those taking only noncredit courses||$60|
There is a $50 fee for matriculated students who register after classes have begun.
|Explanation||Cost per semester|
|Required of all cantorial ordination students||$200|
|Non-cantorial students taking voice lessons||$1,240|
Required of all graduating students regardless of whether or not they attend graduation ceremonies.*
Fee is collected in early spring of graduation year.
|Ordination plus master's degree||$200
|Degree only (bachelor's or master's)||$175|
|Degree plus certificate||$175|
|*Paid by program sponsor for students in Pardes and Bishvil-Haivrit programs only|
Nonrefundable, paid each semester
|Academic courses taken for credit||$120/semester|
|Academic courses taken for noncredit||$60/semester|
|Combination of credit and noncredit courses||$120/semester|
Tuition Rates (Courses taken for credit)
Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, Jewish Music, Rabbinic Courses and Hebrew Language
Tuition Rates (Courses taken not for credit)
Jewish Education, Jewish Studies, Jewish Music, and Rabbinic Courses
|1-credit course taken as noncredit||$370
|2-credit course taken as noncredit||$740
|3-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,110
|4-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,480
Graduate Level Hebrew
|2-credit course taken as noncredit||$740|
|3-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,110|
|4-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,480|
|Senior discount (65 and older). |
Full registration fee applies. Proof of age may be required. Does not apply to Community Education courses.
|20% (off noncredit courses only)
On-Campus Hebrew (Graduate Hebrew)
|2-credit classes||$740 (non-credit)
|Senior discount (65 and older). Full registration fee applies.|
Proof of age may be required.
Does not apply to Ulpan courses.
|20% (off non-credit courses only)|
Ulpan (Intensive Hebrew on campus not for credit)
|Courses meet 1 or 2 times a week||$720 (non-credit)
In addition to tuition and fees, students should plan for the normal costs of living, including room and board, transportation and personal expenses. An estimate of those costs is shown below.
|Room and board||$22,239 (9 months)
|Transportation and personal expenses||$3,600
Adding this figure to your tuition and fees will give you an approximate cost of attendance per academic year. Students attending classes during summer sessions will have additional costs — both in the cost of attendance and tuition and fees.
For example, a full-time student in the Rabbinical School will incur the following cost of attendance:
|Room and Board||$22,239
|Transportation and personal expenses||$3,600
This figure may be conservative if you have more personal expenses, live in a more expensive apartment or home, etc.
Timing of Tuition Charges & Payments
Tuition charges will be applied to your student account immediately when you register for classes. Financial aid credits to your account, if you qualify, will typically be applied by the Director of Financial Aid during the month prior to the start of the semester.
Before the semester begins, the sooner the better, you are required to either pay your tuition balance, set up a payment plan (see below) or arrange for a sufficient student loan(s). You will not be considered enrolled in that semester’s classes, and may not be allowed to attend class, until one of these is completed. (Note that student loans are disbursed to student accounts one or more weeks after the semester has begun.)
If you are a degree-seeking student and have not yet applied for financial aid or federal student loans, you may begin the process by completing the form found here and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Plans & Credit Card Fees
Please be advised that a 4 percent convenience fee is applied to all payments made by credit card or e-check through the Campus Café portal, or when calling in credit card or checking account information to the Student Accounts Office. To eliminate this fee, students may instead submit a timely payment by check. We please ask that the student’s name and ID# be noted in the memo on your check. All checks should be mailed to: Hebrew College, Office of Student Services, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459.
Students are also eligible for a supplemental tuition insurance program through Liberty Mutual, which provides up to 100% protection for your investment, should you need to unexpectedly withdraw.
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