Matriculated students taking a minimum of 4 credits per trimester may apply for AJR Financial Aid up to 25% of tuition, rounded to the nearest $5. This formula is based upon need—as determined by the student and confirmed with the Financial Aid Committee. AJR Financial aid is not available for fees, cantorial coaching, or tuition for Independent Study courses. The Financial Aid committee will consider awarding aid to a student enrolled for fewer than 8 credits under exigent circumstances if there are sufficient funds available.

Matriculated AJR students are now able to apply for Federal Student Aid in the form of Direct Unsubsidized Loans. AJR’s Director of Financial Aid and Operations, Rabbi David Cavill, can provide all matriculated AJR students with information on how to apply for these loans. Students interested in applying for Federal Student Aid should first apply for AJR Financial Aid.

The Academy for Jewish Religion’s programs are registered with New York State and the relevant HEGIS Code (Higher Education General Information Survey) is 2299.00. Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards.

To apply, click here for the AJR Financial Aid application. You will be directed to Populi login to access the financial aid application.

For questions regarding AJR Financial Aid, please contact Linda Ripps ([email protected]).

For questions regarding AJR’s administration of Federal Student Aid, please contact Rabbi David Cavill ([email protected]).

AJR no longer offers interest-free loans.