Tuition and Fees

2021 -22 Fall, Spring & Summer Trimesters

Tuition & Fees 

  • Fall trimester registration is due on or before Thursday, July 15, 2021 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 25th.
  • Spring trimester registration is due on or before Wednesday, December 15, 2021 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 Friday, April 15th, 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 April 15th.

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.) Please note, Mechina Jewish Studies is not being offered this fall.

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 – TBA
  • Gabbai for weekday Shaharit and one weekday Minhah – 1 credit $1,570 – counts towards the total for tuition package
  • Gabbai for 2 weekday Minhah services: ½ credit – $785 – counts towards the total for tuition package
  • Incomplete Fee –  $ 75
  • Independent Study Fee – $2,000 per each two credit course
  • Late Registration Fee – $125 beginning & increases $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 – applies only to Fall & Spring trimesters, matriculated students are not required to register for Maintain Matriculation for Summer trimester.
  • 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
  • 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. 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 check. We do, however, accept credit cards for tuition payments. 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.

FALL RETREAT AND SPRING INTENSIVE – Attendance at the Fall Retreat and Spring Intensive is mandatory for all matriculated & Mechina students, whether they are taking classes at AJR, studying offsite, or solely registered to Maintain Matriculation. Gesher and M.A. students are encouraged to attend and will be billed accordingly.

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. Attendance at Retreat and Intensive is still required (see above).

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. 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 2021 is due by Friday, August 27, 2021.
  • Full payment (or your first payment plan payment) for Spring Trimester 2022 tuition is due by Friday, January 14, 2022.
  • Full payment for Summer Trimester 2022 (or your first payment plan payment) is due By Friday, May 6, 2022.
  • Should full payment not be received by August 27, January 14th, and May 6th respectively, students will automatically be put on a deferred payment plan. Students will not be able to re-register, (unless an arrangement to complete payment is reached), or 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

            
         

  • 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 15th of each month from September –December (except for the first payment which is due on August 27).  Installment payments for Spring Trimester are due on the 15th of each month, January – April.(except for the first payment which is due by January 14th) Installment payments for the Summer Trimester are due on the 15th of each month (except for the first payment which is due by May 6, 2022) May – 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 on Populi, by credit card or electronic funds transfer. If there is a reason why this is a hardship please speak with Linda 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 two week add/drop period will do so without penalty.  Students who withdraw from a course after the two week add/drop period ends, but within the first month of a trimester, 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.
  • 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.
  • Refund Fees – all refunds are less any credit card or bank fees.
  • Registration fees, in all cases, 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