For more information on the U.S. Department of Education Stafford Loan, visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website or contact them at or 781-736-3409

For a Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority loan (MEFA), visit the MEFA website.

Other Scholarships and Loans

AEPi Dunn Scholarship for Jewish Communal Service

Hebrew Free Loan Association

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Leopold Schepp Foundation

Lemberg Scholarship-Loan Fund

Max C. Rosenfeld Foundation
c/o Jewish Family and Children’s Service
1340 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459-2453

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

Financial Aid and Scholarships


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.

Major 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% 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.

Need-based Aid

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 or call (800) 778-6888. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences code is 0046.


Tuition for the 2014-2015 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 2014 tuition and estimated living expenses.)