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Phone: (212) 824-2206

Email: financialaid@huc.edu

Address:
HUC-JIR
Office of Financial Aid
One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (212) 824-2206

Email: financialaid@huc.edu

Address:
HUC-JIR
Office of Financial Aid
One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

In all of its full-time professional programs, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion offers generous financial assistance - in the form of merit and need-based scholarships as well as federal financial aid and loans.

Institutional Scholarships are awarded by merit via the Admissions Office based on academic criteria and leadership skills.  In additionand by need via the Financial Aid Office

To apply for an HUC-JIR need-based scholarship, an incoming student must fill out an HUC-JIR Scholarship Application and also fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile Form. Both applications will be available after January 1, 2016. The deadline is March 1, 2016 for early consideration.  

For returning students, one is required to fill out the FAFSA to maintain his or her scholarship.  The deadline for submission is May 6, 2016 for the 16-17 academic year.

Note: Scholarships, grants, and financial aid loans will be awarded on a first come first served basis. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will receive notification of your financial aid package for the upcoming year. Award letters will go out on a rolling basis starting in the late spring.

Roseanne Ackerley
Director of Financial Aid
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
212-824-2206

 

How to Apply

US Citizens

  1. All new and returning students must fill out a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov and use the school code: G04054

    Note: Please complete your tax return or have your tax W2's before filling out the FAFSA so the data is correct. After completing the FAFSA it will be sent automatically to the Financial Aid Office. 

  2. If this is your first time applying for financial aid you must submit a copy of your driver's license or passport to our financial aid department.

International

  1. Fill out the CSS Profile online (there is a small fee involved with this application).
     
    1. Go to http://www.collegeboard.org/
    2. Click on the "For Students" button
    3. On the next page go to "Pay for College" (green button)
    4. Go to "Profile online" under tools (last option)
    5. Go to "Profile 14-15" (green button). 

     
    Before starting the profile be sure you have picked the right code for the college you will be attending in 14-15. The codes are listed below and available on the CSS website under "List of Colleges, Universities, and Scholarships." After the Profile is completed, it will be sent to the Financial Aid Office automatically.
     
    1305 Hebrew Union College - JIR (CN and JER) (Cincinnati and Year in Israel Students)
    1344 Hebrew Union College -JIR (CA)
    2290 Hebrew Union College - JIR (NY)
     
    The CSS Profile doesn’t allow you to bypass the parent information of the Profile. Please put all zeros on the application for the parent information as we don’t require parent information in our calculations.

  1. If this is your first time applying for financial aid you must submit a copy of your driver's license or passport to our financial aid department.

Please note that International Students are not eligible for government loans but are eligible for some private alternative loans that are available through some lenders in the US. If you are interested in learning more about these types of loans please inquire with the Financial Aid Office.
 

Return all materials to by mail, email or fax to:

Mail:
Roseanne Ackerley
Director of Financial Aid 
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

Email: financialaid@huc.edu

Fax: 212-388-1720

Students also offset the cost of their HUC education through the earnings they receive in internships, pulpit positions, and other professional development opportunities that are a part of the curriculum. In addition, each campus offers a small number of "named" scholarships, based on merit and financial need. These are typically awarded by the deans and program directors on each campus. All students are considered for such scholarships based on communication among the admissions office, the financial aid office, and the deans and program directors.

 

New Stafford Loan Borrowers

If you are new to HUC-JIR or you have decided to take out Federal Financial Aid Stafford Loans for the first time, here is some additional information you will need in order to apply for a Stafford or Grad Plus loan:

  1. Loan Counseling
     
    Entrance Interviews - All students borrowing from the Stafford Loan Program for the first time at HUC-JIR must complete an entrance interview before any funds will be disbursed for the student. Entrance Interviews are to be completed on line by going to this website and choosing the Cincinnati campus: http://mappingyourfuture.org/sge
     
  2. Sign-up for Direct Loans
     
    Instructions below to sign up for Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Grad Plus Loans)

    1. Go to www.studentloans.gov

    2. Click on the green "sign in button" Keep in mind you will need your FAFSA pin to be able to sign on the system.

    3. You will then see "Plus Application Request Form" and if you are interested in taking out a Grad Plus loan please fill out the application. If not skip it.

    4. Click on "Master Promissory Note" - in this step you will see the option to click which loans you want to apply for (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Grad Plus) keep in mind that this information will go to me and so I will see that you only want one of the three kinds of loans or all three.

    5. For "School Information" - The School code is G04054 for all campuses.

    6. Fill out personal references - you must use two different references that have different addresses and phone numbers from the borrower and each other.

    7. Review all Terms and Conditions.

    8. Review and electronically sign the Promissory Note (keep in mind that the name needs to appear in the signature exactly how it is when it populates using the pin number)

If you have successfully finished the process you will receive a pop up window. Please call 800-557-7394 if you need help with this or have any additional questions with signing up for your loans.
 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal guidelines mandate that all institutions offering Title IV funds have a Standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The following information defines HUC-JIR's minimum standards for SAP to maintain eligibility for all types of financial aid, including Federal (Title IV), State and institutional (HUC-JIR) funding.

View HUC-JIR's SAP policy >
 

Consortium Agreements

A Consortium Agreement will allow a student to use some of their federal student aid (Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, and PLUS loans,) at another approved school or program. Federal regulations allow only one institution, the "home institution" to award federal financial aid. As the "home institution," HUC can recommend these forms of aid when its students study elsewhere, and obtain permission in advance to transfer courses to the HUC degree program. Academic progress standards for HUC do not change during the period of agreement. HUC will maintain all records related to the student's aid. Awards are based on the actual cost of tuition and fees at the Consortium School and HUC's cost of attendance for the appropriate program.

This form may be used for courses to be taken elsewhere, provided you have the form completed by the Consortium School/Program. As with most forms of aid, you also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Download the 2015-16 Consortium Agreement Form

Directions:

  1. Complete Section A of Agreement. Be sure to sign.
  2. Obtain signature from advisor stating that permission has been granted and credits will transfer as equivalent to HUC credit. Grades achieved at a visiting school will not necessarily be averaged in the student's HUC GPA.
  3. Have Consortium School complete Section B of Agreement and return to our financial aid department:


Mail:
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Office of Financial Aid
One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

Fax: (212) 358-7752