Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion offers generous financial assistance to students with demonstrated need as determined by the HUC-JIR office of Financial Aid.
Financial aid comes in two forms: tuition scholarship grants from the College-Institute and access to Federal Stafford Loans.
More than 80% of our student population receive this generous assistance throughout their five years of study. In addition to our tuition scholarships, which covers over 50% tuition coverage, there are also opportunities to receive full scholarships and in some cases addition stipends through our various in house scholarship programs starting in your second year of studies.
Applying for Financial Aid:
To apply for an HUC-JIR tuition scholarship one must fill out a FAFSA for the award year they are attending by going to fafsa.ed.gov
and use our school code: G04054
. Please wait and fill out your FAFSA after January 1st of the year you are planning to attend. International Students must fill out the CSS Profile in lieu of the FAFSA found at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com
. More detailed information for new, returning, transferring and international students can be found on the Financial Aid
In addition to our HUC-JIR Scholarship Programs there are many additional outside scholarships which a students may also receive by applying directly to the organization. To help you with this research we provide an outside scholarship list
which includes basic information about the scholarship as well as the deadline and contact information for you to apply.
Here are a few scholarships we would like to highlight for you:
Wexner Graduate Fellowships are awarded to North American college graduates who plan to enter qualifying graduate programs in preparation for careers in Jewish education, Jewish communal service, the Rabbinate, the Cantorate, or Jewish studies. To apply for the Wexner Fellowship program, applications must be requested online at wexnerfoundation.org. The application deadline is in early winter. HUC-JIR plays no role in the process of selecting or awarding the scholarship. Currently a Wexner Fellow receives $30,000 a year for three years.
MASA Grant are for those Jerusalem bound students. MASA offers grants of $4500 or needs based scholarships of up to $7500 to all non-Israeli HUC Year-in-Israel students between the ages of 18-31, who have not previously received funds from them. Please see masaisrael.org for information and application form, for programs beginning after June 30, 2013. When filling out the form, please be sure to fill in the section where it asks about additional scholarships that you are receiving.
Irving S. Weinstein Military Rabbinical School Scholarship is for students considering the military chaplaincy. This is an opportunity to serve the country and Jewish community. You will bring Jewish values and support to the men and women who sacrifice for their country. Scholarship will fund up to full tuition for four years of rabbinical school. You are required to serve in the armed forces for three years after ordination.
Net Price Calculator
Net Price Calculator to determine your HUC-JIR scholarship and costs of attendance (contact the Financial Aid office
for other academic programs):
Contact Financial Aid
More detailed information about financial aid is available on the Financial Aid Webpage
or by contacting the Financial Aid Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional questions.