Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2022-2023

Graduate Degree Programs Tuition

ProgramCost Per CreditCost per year, full-time (18-credits)
Master of Arts in Jewish Studies


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)
Master of Jewish Education/Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (Dual Degree)$1,270$22,860
Master of Jewish Education/Pardes Educators Program In Israel$1,270$9,750 (block tuition – annual cost applies for students taking four to eight credits each semester)
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

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 $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.


ExplanationCost per semester
Required of all cantorial ordination students $200
Non-cantorial students taking voice lessons



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


*Paid by program sponsor for students in Pardes program only

Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Registration Fees

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

1-credit course$1,270
2-credit course$2,540
3-credit course$3,810
4-credit course$5,080

Tuition Rates (Courses taken not for credit)

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

1-credit course taken as noncredit


2-credit course taken as noncredit

3-credit course taken as noncredit


4-credit course taken as noncredit



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

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

$18,000 (9 months)

Transportation and personal expenses


Health Insurance



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 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

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.

Contact Info

Bob Gielow
Office of Student Services
(617) 559-8847