Tuition and Fees

For the 2020-2021 Year

Graduate Degree Programs Tuition

ProgramCost Per CreditCost 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)

Graduate Jewish Education

ProgramCost per Credit Hour
Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement $1,200

Fees for 2020-21 Academic Year

Registration

Fees are nonrefundable and required of all students each semester

TypeCost 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

Late Fees

There is a $50 fee for matriculated students who register after classes have begun.

Studio

ExplanationCost per semester
Required of all ordination students in the School of Jewish Music$200
Non-School of Jewish Music students taking voice lessons

$1,200

Graduation

Required of all graduating students regardless of whether or not they attend graduation ceremonies.*
Fee is collected in early spring of graduation year.

TypeCost
Ordination plus master's degree

$200

Ordination only

$175

Degree only (bachelor's or master's)

$175
Degree plus certificate

$175
Certificate only

$75

*Paid by program sponsor for students in Pardes and Bishvil-Haivrit programs only

Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Registration Fees

Nonrefundable, paid each semester

TypeCost
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

TypeCost
1-credit course$1,240
2-credit course$2,480
3-credit course$3,720
4-credit course$4,960

Tuition Rates (Courses taken not for credit)

Jewish Education, Jewish Studies, Jewish Music, and Rabbinic Courses

TypeCost
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

TypeCost
2-credit course taken as noncredit

$740
3-credit course taken as noncredit

$1,110
4-credit course taken as noncredit

$1,480

Other

TypeCost
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)

Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

On-Campus Hebrew (Graduate Hebrew)

TypeCost
2-credit classes

$740 (non-credit)
$2,480 (credit)
3-credit classes


$1,110 (non-credit)
$3,720 (credit)
4-credit classes


$1,480 (non-credit)
$4,960 (credit)

Other

TypeCost
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)

TypeCost
Courses meet 1 or 2 times a week$720 (non-credit)

Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

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.

ItemCost
Room and board

$22,239 (9 months)

Books$1,000

Transportation and personal expenses

$3,600

Health Insurance

$4,000

Total$30,839

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:

ItemCost
Tuition$31,880

Registration$240

Room and Board$22,239

Books$1,000

Transportation and personal expenses$3,600

Health Insurance$4,000

Total$62,959

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 financialaid@hebrewcollege.edu.

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.

Tuition Insurance

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.

Contact Info

Bob Gielow
Office of Student Services
(617) 559-8847
bgielow@hebrewcollege.edu