Tuition and Fees

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Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Cantorial Certification Program

Cost of Attendance and Enrollment Procedure for 2015-16

Application Fee $150
($75 application processing; $75 for online introductory course)
Enrollment Deposit Fee $150
Cost of Application/Enrollment $300


Cost of Attendance for 2014-15

Tuition $11,000
Coaching Fee $1,000
Technology Support Fee $1,000
Hotel and Airfare for Kallot $2,000
(face-to-face seminars 3x/year)
Related Supplies/Texts/Music $500

Israel Seminar 

(Transportation and Housing for six-week Ulpan)

Cost of Attendance $19,500


Cost of Attendance for 2015-16

Tuition $11,000
Coaching Fee $1,000
Technology Support Fee $1,000
Hotel and Airfare for Kallot $2,000
(face-to-face seminars 3x/year)
Related Supplies/Texts/Music $500

Graduation Fee

(Only applies to 4th year students)

Cost of Attendance $15,700 

For information about application for government loans, please visit our Financial Aid page.


Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Tuition and Fee Policy 2014-2015

Withdrawal/Tuition Refund Policy

Withdrawal: Withdrawal from individual courses or a complete withdrawal from all courses must be initiated by the student in writing through the Registrar’s Office. Actions which are not considered as official notification of withdrawal are: failure to attend class, giving notice to an instructor, stopping payment on a check used to pay fees or verbal notice to any College-Institute office. The effective date of a withdrawal to be used in determining refunds is the date that the registrar receives written notification of withdrawal from the student.

Refund: All tuition and fees are refunded in accordance with the schedule below.


Withdrawal Refund
During the first and second weeks of a term full
During the third week of a term 50%
During the fourth week of a term 25%
After the fourth week of a term none

Items not subject to refund include: application fees, registration fees, ulpan fees, student activity fees, continuation fees, student health fees, graduation/investiture/ordination fees and any other charges.

Students will not receive any payments or refunds until all Title IV funds and other scholarships, as required, are reimbursed and any outstanding balances with the College-Institute are paid.

Unpaid Tuition, Fees, and other charges (from prior semesters)

Tuition, fees and other charges must be paid in full in order to register for classes. Also, diplomas and academic transcripts will be issued only for those students who have paid all outstanding obligations to the College-Institute (tuition, fees, loans or other charges) or – in extraordinary circumstances - made formal recurring payment arrangements with HUC-JIR’s Business Office, including signing a promissory. Payment is due upon receipt of student account statement. Interest will be charged at a rate of 1% on past due student accounts.

Please check this page periodically for more information about fee payments, policies and refunds, as well as instructions for applying for Financial Aid. Thank you.

Click here to view disclosure information for our Cantorial Certification program.