Tuition and Fees

2020 -21 Fall, Spring & Summer Trimesters
Tuition & Fees 

  • Fall trimester registration is due on or before Monday, July 20th 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 20th.
  • Spring trimester registration is due on or before Monday, December 14th 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 14th.
  • Summer trimester registration is due on or before Thursday, April 15th 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: Please Note – Due to the Pandemic, tuition for the fall 2020 trimester has been frozen at the 2019-2020 tuition rate. Adjustments to the spring and summer trimester tuition rates will be announced by November.

Credits

 

  Tuition

1.0

 

$1,530

2.0

 

$3,060

3.0

 

$4,590

4.0

 

$6,120

5.0

 

$7,650

6.0

 

$9,180

7.0

 

$10,420

8.0

 

$10,895

9.0

 

$10,895

10.0

 

$10,895

11.0

 

$11,245

12.0

 

$11,245

13.0

 

$11,245

14.0

 

$11,245

Per additional credit over 14 credits – $1,360

Mechina Program: 

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
  • Alumni audit fee for one class $775
  • AUDIT – Audit rate is one-half of the applicable tuition
  • Bulk Transfer Credit Fee – $750
  • Coaching fee – $900 if registered through AJR
  • Deferred Payment Plan Fee -$100
  • Deposit – $1000 due with registration
  • Examination Fee – $155
  • Fall Retreat – $325 – Note: this fee is reduced this year due to the Pandemic and the fact that Retreat 2020 will be held online.
  • Gabbai for weekday Shaharit and one weekday Minhah – 1 credit $1,530 – counts towards the total for tuition package
  • Gabbai for 2 weekday Minhah services: ½ credit – $765 – counts towards the total for tuition package
  • Incomplete Fee –  $ 95
  • Independent Study Fee – $2,000 per each two credit course
  • Late Registration Fee – $125 beginning & increases $5 per day until deposit is paid
  • 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
  • Senior Ordination Fee – $950
  • Spring Intensive – $325
  • 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.

COACHING Matriculated cantorial students are required to receive coaching every fall and spring trimester they are enrolled as matriculated students. Student 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. Core Concepts Seminar meets for one-half period weekly during the full trimester. MA students for whom this class counts for credit will be charged the for credit price. 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,  or call the office and we will take a credit card over the phone.

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.

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).

TRANSFER CREDITS AND PRIVATE STUDY CREDIT – A fee is payable for each credit recorded on a student’s transcript to reflect work done independently or through 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 or Private Study is for the administration of these arrangements. The student is responsible for all tuition payable to any other institution or individual in connection with Private Study or Transfer Credit.

TUITION PAYMENTS

  • Full payment (or your first payment plan payment) for Fall Trimester 2020 is due on August 20th.
  • Full payment (or your first payment plan payment) for Spring Trimester 2021 tuition is due on January 15th.
  • Full payment for Summer Trimester 2021 (or your first payment plan payment) is due on May 10th.
  • Should full payment not be received by August 20th, January 15th, and May 10th respectively, students will automatically be put on a deferred payment plan and charged the Installment Fee ($100). 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 semester is based on the amount of unpaid balance. The penalty will be assessed for every quarter the balance remains unpaid.
    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. An Installment Fee of $100 will be charged to any student requesting such a Payment Plan.Installments payments for Fall Trimester are due on the 15th of each month from August – November (except for the first payment which is due by August 20th). Installment payments for Spring Trimester are due on the 15th of each month, January – April.Installment payments for the Summer Trimester are due on the 15th of each month (except for the first payment which is due by the first day of class – May 10, 2021) May – July.
  • All late Payment plan payments will be subject to a $75 late fee. All students on payment plans should 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 – Students who cancel registration prior to the first day of classes are entitled to a refund of 95% of that trimester’s tuition; students who withdraw within two weeks after the first day of classes are entitled to a refund of 80% of that trimester’s tuition; students who withdraw within three weeks after the first day of classes are entitled to a refund of 60% of that trimester’s tuition. No refunds will be made after the first four weeks of classes.
  • Course Refunds – 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 fee 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.  Once a course has started, students must withdraw from the course, and request a partial refund by 11:59 pm of the first day of the course. Given the condensed nature of intersession courses, students who withdraw from an intersession course once it has begun are entitled to a 15% refund for a two-day intersession course, and a 25% refund for a four-day course.
  • Refund Fees – all refunds are less any credit card or bank fees.

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