Tuition and Fees
Academic Year 2022-2023
Tuition and Fees, Matriculated Students
Graduate Degree Programs Tuition
|Program||Cost Per Credit||Cost per year, full-time (18-credits)|
|Master of Arts in Jewish Studies||$1,270||$22,860
|Master of Jewish Education||$1,270||$15,000 (block tuition for fall 2022 and later new student cohorts – annual cost applies for students taking six to eight credits each semester)|
|Pardes Teacher Fellowship in Partnership with Hebrew College||NA||$7,414 per year for year one and two; $4,942 for year three|
|Cantorial Program ||$32,820 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking up to 20 credits each semester)
|Rabbinic Program ||$32,820 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking up to 20 credits each semester)|
Fees for 2022-23 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 $25 fee for matriculated students who have unresolved tuition balances over 30 days. When circumstances warrant, Hebrew College reserves the right to apply this fee up to four times within a semester.
|Explanation||Cost per semester|
|Required of all cantorial ordination students||$200|
|Non-cantorial students taking voice lessons||$1,270|
Required of all graduating students regardless of whether or not they attend graduation ceremonies.*
Fee is collected in early spring of graduation year.
|All degree and ordination programs||$100
|*Paid by program sponsor for students in Pardes program only|
Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Diploma Replacement Fee
There is a $40 fee for alumni who request a replacement diploma or certificate. For the graduates who earned two credentials from Hebrew College (e.g., a Master’s Degree and Certificate, or a Master’s Degree and Ordination), the replacement fee is $60.
Tuition and Fees for Nonmatriculated Students
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 and Rabbinic Courses
Tuition Rates (Courses taken not for credit)
Jewish Education, Jewish Studies, Jewish Music, and Rabbinic Courses
|1-credit course taken as noncredit||$380
|2-credit course taken as noncredit||$760
|3-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,140
|4-credit course taken as noncredit||$1,520
|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)
Estimated Cost of Attendance
In addition to tuition and fees, students should plan for the normal costs of living, including room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Financial aid credits to your account, if you qualify, will typically be applied by the Director of Financial Aid and Student Accounts Coordinator during the month prior to the start of the semester.
|Room and board||$18,000 (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.
These numbers vary widely from student to student depending on your personal expenses and lifestyle. Please take note that many of our students are eligible for no-cost Mass Health insurance plans.
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 and Student Accounts Coordinator 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 email@example.com.
Payment Plans & Credit Card Fees
Payment Plans are available through FACTS. Contact Hebrew College’s Student Accounts Coordinator for more information.
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.
Office of Student Services