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Stacey J. Roper
Student Accounts Administrator

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
National Business Office
3101 Clifton Avenue
Klau Library, Room 333
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Tel: (513) 487-3213
Toll Free: 1 (800) 488-8720 ext. 3213
Fax: (513) 221-2369




The Office of Student Billing has GONE GREEN!  Students will no longer receive paper statements, they will however, continue to have 24/7 access to their Student Information Systems (SIS) account that will give details regarding all activity.  Payment for each semester is due to be paid in full no later than the payment date assigned. All accounts not paid in full by the assigned dates (See 2019-20 Payment Deadline Schedule) will be subject to a Business Office Hold, a Late Fee of $150, along with interest at a rate of 1% for each month the account remains past due. A Business Office Hold will prevent students from graduating/being ordained, enrolling for future semester coursework and may have course registration cancelled.  


2019-20 Payment Deadline Schedule

Summer 2019: Payment Deadline is Monday, July 1, 2019 with the exception of the *ZSJNM Program

*Summer 2019 for ZSJNM Program: Payment Deadline is Monday July 22, 2019

Fall 2019: Payment Deadline is Monday, September 16, 2019

Spring 2020: Payment Deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020


Third Party Tuition Payments

If a third-party individual (parent, grandparent, etc.) or congregation pays a portion of a student’s tuition, this will not be considered a donation to HUC-JIR but will be treated as a third-party tuition payment and applied to the student’s account directly. Such payments are not tax-deductible by law.

Forms of Payment, Processing Fees and NSF Fees

The College accepts checks, money orders and all major credit cards*.  There are no processing fees for debit/credit card payments and there will be a $36 fee placed on the student’s account for checks returned NSF.

Online credit card payments can only be made through the student’s SIS account.  *For other credit card payment inquiries, please contact the Student Accounts Administrator at (513) 487-3213.

When submitting checks and money orders, please be sure to insert the student’s name or Student ID# on the memo line.   Make checks and money orders payable to: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 

Mail payments to:

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 
Attn: The Office of Student Billing
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220




Compulsory Students

All full-time matriculated and new degree seeking New York (NY) and Cincinnati (CN) students

will be automatically enrolled into the HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance Plan. The fee will be billed to your student account. The annual fee is $5,094 and will be divided into two equal charges of $2,547 that will appear on your student account in August 2019 and January 2020. 

The HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance is an allowable charge, along with tuition and fees, and will be deducted from students’ scholarships and Title IV Funds (Student Loans). Students with other valid coverage are permitted to waive the HUC-JIC policy and related charges by completing and submitting this waiver form prior to August 5, 2019. 

Ineligible Students and Dependents

The following students are not eligible to enroll in the HUC-JIR plan 

  1. All Dependents of HUC-JIR students 
  2. Part-time students 
  3. Students in the Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Education in Pastoral Care 
  4. Students in the Executive Master’s Program in Jewish Education 
  5. Students in the Dissertation Level ONLY of the Joan & Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies* (*Student’s registered in Candidacy for the Fall semester will be automatically enrolled in the Health Insurance Plan for the entire academic year. The annual cost will not be adjusted due to moving from Candidacy to Dissertation during the Spring semester.) 


All dependents and the “ineligible” student groups listed above are strongly urged to obtain valid medical insurance by visiting


If you wish to waive the HUC-JIR student health insurance option, this waiver form must be submitted by August 5, 2019 to avoid the Fall and Spring insurance fee from being added to your student account. This deadline will be enforced.

The Health Insurance Plan cost will be automatically deducted from Title IV Financial Aid funds available.

Health Insurance Payment Plans

There are NO payment plans for the HUC-JIR Student Health Insurance Plan.  Payment must be submitted along with the Enrollment Information Sheet.



Health insurance is offered through University of Southern California’s student health insurance plan. HUC-JIR students enroll each semester online through USC’s insurance carrier’s website. Payment for USC’s Health Insurance is handled through USC directly.

Los Angeles students also are charged an additional Student Health Center Fee each semester. The Health Center Fee charge and payment is handled through The Office of Student Billing at HUC.




I see that tuition is listed as a yearly amount on the Tuition and Fee Policy, will I be charged the yearly tuition charge all at once?

Tuition is charged on a per semester basis. Full-time students will be charged half the yearly tuition at the start of the fall semester and remaining half of tuition at the start of the spring semester. Student Activity Fees are charged once per academic year and are charged in full at the start of the fall semester, except for Graduation/Ordination Fees which are charged during the spring semester. Health Insurance premiums for CN and NY are charged to the student during the fall semester only, and the Health Center Fee for LA is charged on a per semester basis.


I took out student loans to help with my living expenses. How and when will I receive these funds? 

Students MUST complete an electronic ACH/Direct Deposit Form to receive disbursements. Unsubsidized Stafford and Graduate Plus Loans are disbursed to the school at the beginning of each semester, (specific dates can be found on the Financial Aid page). The college deducts tuition, fees and health insurance from the amount transmitted, and then returns the excess funds to the student. The National Business Office completes these disbursements as quickly as possible.

I am having a financial crisis, can the college help me? 
Please contact Roseanne Ackerley, The Director of Financial to inquire about additional financial aid.


What is a Health Center Fee? 
Students on the Los Angeles campus are charged a fee to use USC's Health Center each semester. This fee cannot be covered by Stafford or Grad PLUS loans unless a Title IV Authorization form is completed.


Why am I being charged a Student Activity Fee?
Student Activity Fees are charged yearly in the Fall semester and are non-refundable. The money from these fees is given to the Student Association for each program, to support community activities.


I logged onto the SIS and have a Business Office Hold on my account. I am unable to access the SIS. What do I do? 
Contact the Office of Student Billing to pay your balance in full and the Business Hold will be lifted from your account.


How long does it take for payments to show on my account? 
If you are payment via credit card through the Student Information System, payments post immediately.  Payments received by way of check and/or money typically, payments will take up to 3 days to show on your account.


Why haven't I received a statement of my account this semester?
The Office of Student Billing has GONE GREEN!  Students will no longer receive paper statements, they will however, continue to have 24/7 access to their Student Information Systems (SIS) account that will give details regarding all activity.