Tuition and Fees

2022 -23 Fall, Spring & Summer Trimesters

Tuition & Fees 

    • Fall trimester registration is due on or before 12:00 noon on Friday, July 22, 2022, and must be accompanied by your $1000 deposit, and financial aid application, if applying.
      A $125 late fee plus an additional $5 per day will be assessed for all registrations received after July 22nd.
    • Spring trimester registration is due on or before Thursday, December 15, 2022 and must be accompanied by your $1000 deposit, and financial aid application, if applying.
      A $125 late fee plus an additional $5 per day will be assessed for all registrations received after December 15th.
    • Summer trimester registration is due on or before Monday, April 17, 2023 and must be accompanied by your $1000 deposit, and financial aid application, if applying.
      A $125 late fee plus an additional $5 per day will be assessed for all registrations received after April 17th.

ALL STUDENTS  (on-site and on leave of absence) are required to register.

Students pay tuition according to the following schedule:

Credits     Tuition
1.0   $1,568
2.0   $3,136
3.0   $4,704
4.0   $6,272
5.0   $7,840
6.0   $9,408
7.0   $10,680
8.0   $11,167
9.0   $11,167
10.0   $11,167
11.0   $11,526
12.0   $11,526
13.0   $11,526
14.0   $11,526

Per additional credit over 14 credits – $1,394

Mechina Program: 

Mechina Hebrew is $4,120 per trimester.  Mechina Jewish Studies is also $4,120 per trimester. Both sections of Mechina together are $8,235 per trimester. Permission by the Academic Dean is required to enroll in only one section of Mechina.

FIELDWORK SUPPORT SEMINAR: Although students receive no credit for Fieldwork Support Seminar it is considered two credits for purposes of tuition calculation. Field Work approval is required & the form can be downloaded here: FWSS Approval Request Form

FEES

  • Accelerated Program Fee – $850
  • Advanced Standing Fee – $325
  • Application Fee – $75
  • Audit (Alumni) audit fee for a two credit class   $775
  • Audit (Current Student) – Audit rate is one-half of the applicable tuition
  • Bulk Advanced Standing Fee – $500
  • Bulk Transfer Credit Fee – $750
  • Coaching fee – $900 if registered through AJR
  • Deposit – $1000 due with registration
  • Examination Fee – $155
  • Fall Retreat – $775 | single supplement $175
  • Gabbai – coordinates 2-3 Minhah services per week, plus 1-2 Shaharit services per trimester – 1 credit $1,570 – counts towards the total for tuition package
  • Incomplete Fee –  $ 75
  • Independent Study Fee – $2,000 per each two credit course
  • Late Registration Fee – $125 the day after registration ends & increases by $5 per day until deposit is paid
  • Late Payment fee – $75 automatically assessed the day after a missed payment was due
  • Maintain Matriculation Registration – $235
  • Master’s Project Mentor Fee $300
  • Offsite Coaching transfer fee – $200
  • Psychosocial Evaluation Fee – $250
  • Registration –  $235
  • Returned Check Fee – $35
  • Ritual Skills Workshop – $850
  • Senior Ordination Fee – $950
  • Shalosh Regalim Fee – $300
  • Spring Intensive – $350
  • Transfer Credit Fee – $200 per each two credit course

ACCELERATED PROGRAM FEE – This fee covers meeting with the Dean and selected faculty members to outline the requirements for the individual student’s accelerated program.

ADVANCED STANDING FEE – This fee covers the award of two to eight credits based on prior study and demonstrated mastery of curricular areas. Additional credits are subject to further fees. The Bulk Advanced Standing fee is for 9 or more credits at the same time.

COACHING Matriculated cantorial students are required to receive coaching every fall and spring trimester they are enrolled as matriculated students. Students who choose to receive coaching privately, must have the credit recorded on their transcript as a Private Study and will be charged the Private Study Fee.

CORE CONCEPTS SEMINAR – Students are required to take four of the six trimesters of Core Concepts Seminar. Matriculated rabbinical and cantorial students are not charged for these four seminars and receive no credit.

CREDIT CARDS – Please keep in mind that we prefer payment by ACH bank funds transfer. We will accept credit cards for tuition payments with a 3% convenience fee. You may use  credit cards for tuition payments through your student account on Populi, our student information system.

EXAMINATION FEE – The Examination Fee is payable if any AJR Examination is retaken more than once or if any Examination is prepared specially for a student, as may be the case in an application for Advanced Standing. The Examination Fee is payable in addition to any fee for Determination of Advanced Standing.

FIELDWORK SUPPORT SEMINAR – Although students receive no credit for Fieldwork Support Seminar it is considered two credits for purposes of Tuition calculation. Field Work approval is required.

INCOMPLETE FEE – Should you be granted a lengthy extension on an Incomplete, a fee will be charged to have that work graded.

LATE PAYMENT FEES – Beginning with the Fall 2021 Trimester all late payment penalties will be automatically added to your Populi account balance.  Late payment fees will be fully enforced.

MAINTAIN MATRICULATION – With the permission of the Academic Dean, students are permitted to maintain a matriculated status for two consecutive trimesters. During this time students are required to pay the Maintain Matriculation registration fee as they are not taking classes. Attendance at Retreat and Intensive is still required. With the permission of the Academic Dean, the number of trimesters may be extended.

RETREAT AND INTENSIVE FEES – Attendance at the Fall Retreat and Spring Intensive is mandatory for all matriculated & Mechina ordination students, including those solely registered to Maintain Matriculation. Gesher and M.A. students are encouraged to attend, and will be billed accordingly.

RITUAL SKILLS WORKSHOP – This workshop provides an opportunity for students to work on individual ritual skills requirements.

TRANSFER CREDITS – A fee is payable for each credit recorded on a student’s transcript to reflect work done at another institution. Upon completion of study, the student submits a completed Transcript Update Request and pays the fee. A student transferring 8 credits or more from the same institution at one time, will pay a maximum of $750 (Bulk transfer fee). The fee for Transfer Credit  is for the administration of these arrangements. The student is responsible for all tuition payable to any other institution in connection with Transfer Credit.

TUITION PAYMENTS

  • Full payment (or your first payment plan payment) for Fall Trimester 2022 is due by Thursday, September 1, 2022.
  • Full payment (or your first payment plan payment) for Spring Trimester 2023 tuition is due by Thursday, January 12, 2023.
  • Full payment for Summer Trimester 2023 (or your first payment plan payment) is due by Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Should full payment not be received by September 1st, January 12th, and May 11th respectively, students will automatically be put on a deferred payment plan. Students will not be able to re-register for the next trimester, unless an arrangement to complete payment is reached, and will not be ordained until full payment is received. The penalty for failure to pay in full by the end of the trimester is based on the amount of unpaid balance. The penalty will be assessed monthly until the balance is paid.

If the balance is: The Penalty is:
Less than $100   $ 50
$100 to $500 $100
$501 and up   $150

Paying Tuition and fees.  Starting with registration for the fall 2022 trimester, all credit card payments for tuition and fees will include a 3% convenience fee.
There is NO charge for ACH electronic funds transfer from a bank account.

    • Deferred Payment Plan – If full payment poses a hardship, tuition may be paid in monthly installments. A late payment fee will be assessed if payment plan payments are not received by their due dates. Installments payments for Fall Trimester are due on the 6th of September, the 13th of October, and the 15th of November.  Installment payments for Spring Trimester are due on the 12th of January, and the 15th of February and March. Installment payments for the Summer Trimester are due on the 11th of May, and the 15th of June and the 13th of July.
    • All late Payment plan payments will be subject to a $75 late fee. This fee will be automatically assessed the day after a payment is missed.
    • All students on payment plans must arrange for automatic payment in Populi, by ACH bank transfer or credit card.  If paying by credit card a 3% convenience fee will be charged. If there is a reason why this automatic payment is a hardship please speak with the registrar to set up an alternative plan.
    • Refunds (Complete Withdrawal from Term) – Students who cancel their entire registration prior to the first day of classes are entitled to a refund of 95% of that trimester’s tuition; students who withdraw after the first day of classes during the first two weeks of the term are entitled to a refund of 80% of that trimester’s tuition; students who withdraw during the third week of classes are entitled to a refund of 60% of that trimester’s tuition. No refunds will be made after the start of the fourth week of the term.
    • Refunds (One or More Courses) – Students who drop a course within the add/drop period will do so without penalty. Students who withdraw from a course after the add/drop period ends, but within the first month of a trimester (for a course that runs the entire term), or within the first two weeks of the course for a course that runs half the term, are entitled to a refund of 60% of the tuition for that course. No refunds will be made after the first four weeks of classes for a course that runs the entire term or after the first two weeks of a course that runs half the term.
    • Intersession Refunds – Students who cancel registration of an intersession course prior to the start of the first day of the course are entitled to a refund of 95% of the course.. Given the condensed nature of intersession courses, students who withdraw from an intersession course by 11:59 am on the first day, are entitled to a 50% refund for a two-day intersession course, and a 75% refund for a four-day course. If a student withdraws from an intersession course after 11:59 am on the first day of the course, no refund will be given.
    • Registration fees, in all cases, are nonrefundable.
    • Credit card convenience fees are nonrefundable
    • All refunds will be made by check.

    Specific Policies for GI Bill Recipients

    Credit for Prior Learning (38 CFR 21.4254(c )(3). The school maintains a written record of the previous education and training of the GI Bill recipient and grant credit appropriately, with the training period shortened proportionately.

    Pro Rata Refund (38 CFR 21.4254(c)(13), 21.455). We will refund the unused portion of prepaid tuition and fees on a pro rata basis. The exact proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days in the course. Any amount in excess of $10.00 for an enrollment fee or registration fee will also be prorated.

    Financial Aid

    AJR has a limited amount of need-based Financial Aid.

    Financial Aid Policy

    Financial Aid Application  – You will be directed to Populi login to access the financial aid application.

    Registration fees, in all cases, are nonrefundable.