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
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.
Tuition for the 2016-2017 fall and spring semesters is $47,300. Please see the Graduate School's Cost of Attendance Calculator for a complete breakdown of costs, including Summer 2017 tuition and estimated living expenses.
- Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2016
- The Wexner Graduate Fellows/Davidson Scholars Program
Deadline: Usually first week of January
- JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarship Program
Deadline: Usually February 1 of each year
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.
- 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.
Other Opportunities for Jewish Students
- 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
Federal & State Loans
- U.S. Department of Education Stafford Loan
Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for details or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-3409.