All accepted students enjoy generous tuition assistance from the Hornstein Program and Brandeis University. There are no special financial aid application procedures.

See list of additional scholarship and loan opportunities for graduate-level education below.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Hornstein students, Brandeis University

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.

If you would like to be considered for needs-based financial assistance, please speak to our staff or faculty.


Tuition for the 2018-2019 fall and spring semesters is $50,184. Please see the Graduate School's Cost of Attendance Calculator for a complete breakdown of costs, including Summer 2019 tuition and estimated living expenses.

Other Sources of Scholarship Aid

Students receiving outside scholarships in excess of $10,000 per year shall inform the Hornstein Program and Graduate School. Ordinarily, 60 percent 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.

Other Opportunities for Jewish Students

Federal & State Loans