Financial Aid for Cantorial Ordination

Cantorial Ordination

We offer up to 100% tuition scholarship coverage for all years of study based on merit and need. We have two kinds of scholarships:

  • Atara Merit Scholarship
  • HUC-JIR General Scholarship (need-based.)

The application process for both kinds of scholarships is listed on our HUC-JIR application for the program. 

For need-based scholarships, one also needs to fill out the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid) Form and use the school code G04054

For international students seeking a need-based scholarship please fill out the CSS Profile

FAFSA/CSS Profiles are due in conjunction with HUC-JIR application deadlines to the College-Institute. Scholarships are awarded to students when one is admitted to the College-Institute and are awarded for all years of their study.


  • March 10, 2023 FAFSA Deadline for Returning Students renewing Need-Based Scholarships


  • May 5, 2023 – Exit Interviews to be completed by graduating students
  • August, 4, 2023 – Entrance Interviews to be completed by new loan borrowers

Loan Disbursements

  • September 1, 2023 – All Programs – Fall Semester
  • January 27, 2023 – All Programs – Spring Semester