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For a Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority loan (MEFA), visit the MEFA website.
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Generous Scholarships for Grad School
The Hornstein Program considers all accepted students for generous scholarships that cover all or part of tuition. No additional application procedures are necessary to apply for these funds.
In addition to Hornstein funds, all applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarship programs such as those listed below and to the right. Along with providing funds that can be used to supplement Hornstein awards, many of these scholarships provide significant training and mentoring opportunities for their award winners. Please note carefully the application deadlines for each funder.
Other Sources of Scholarship Aid
- Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: Deadline: November 1, 2015
- The Wexner Graduate Fellows/Davidson Scholars Program: Deadline: January 7, 2016 (not yet confirmed)
- JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarship Program: Deadline: February 1, 2016
- FEREP: Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program: Deadline: February 6, 2016
Students receiving outside scholarships in excess of $10,000 per year shall inform the Hornstein Program and Graduate School. Ordinarily, 60% of the student's external scholarship may be used at the student's discretion. Forty percent will be applied toward the cost of tuition and fees, first to cover the student's contribution and, then, if funds remain, to reduce the student's Hornstein grant.
Local Community Aid
Many Jewish communities in North America offer competitive, need-based aid, and/or interest-free loans to students pursuing graduate degrees. Below is a list of some of these scholarship and loan programs; students are encouraged to research their own home communities for others. Applications should be submitted directly to the awarding organization.
- Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service offers $500-$3,000 need-based scholarships to Western Pennsylvania residents.
- Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides interest-free, need-based "last dollar" loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
- Jewish Family Service Association offers need-based grants and loans of up to $4,000/year to Jewish residents in Greater Cleveland.
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago provides scholarship support for students from the Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, and Northwest Indiana.
- Jewish Vocational Service Agency of Los Angeles offers need-based scholarships of $2,000-$5,000/year to Jewish residents of Los Angeles County.
- JVS Scholarship Loan Program offers interest free, need-based loans up to $5,000/year to Jewish residents of Metro-West New Jersey.
Non-competitive, need-based financial aid is also available. To be considered for need-based aid, applicants should submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE form, available online at profileonline.collegeboard.com or call (800) 778-6888. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences code is 0046.
Tuition for the 2015-2016 fall and spring semesters is $45,000. (Please see the Graduate School's Cost of Attendance Calculator for a complete breakdown of costs, including Summer 2016 tuition and estimated living expenses.)