Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The following information is correct as of this posting, but applicants are responsible for obtaining current and correct information from appropriate officials.
Generous financial support is available to students admitted into the Jewish day schools/Delet concentration of the MAT program. Most Delet students receive tuition scholarships worth 50% or more of the full tuition. (Scholarships may come from a variety of sources.) In exceptional cases, awards equaling 100% of the full tuition are made.
Aid Based on Evidence of Outstanding Potential as a Teacher
In 2011 – 12, scholarships are generously provided by the following donors:
- The Jim Joseph Foundation
- Mandell and Madeline Bermann
- Lief Rosenblatt
- Brandeis University
Scholarship awards are made based on promise of exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in Jewish day schools. Additional criteria may apply in some cases. Awards are made solely for the academic year stated in the admissions offer and are contingent upon the student’s maintaining satisfactory academic standing. Awards are disbursed on a semester basis.
Recipients of these awards will make one or two brief reports to the donors whose generosity has made their studies possible.
For application materials and/or for further information, please e-mail MAT@brandeis.edu. Please state in your e-mail that you are applying to the Jewish day school/Delet concentration of the MAT.
Please also note the following opportunities:
Americorps or City Year alumni/staff
The application fee is waived for Americorps and City Year alumni/staff; Americorps and City Year candidates admitted into the MAT program are awarded a 25% tuition scholarship. No separate application is needed for the Americorps/City Year scholarship. Candidates should select "Americorps/Peace Corps" in the "affiliations" portion of the online application form. Please go here for more information.
The Brandeis Alumni Scholarship for Teaching
The Alumni Scholarship provides tuition remission of 25 percent, in addition to any need-based aid for which the student may be eligible. It is awarded to any Brandeis graduate admitted into the MAT program, in honor of the university's historic commitment to social justice and the similar commitment demonstrated by the student in choosing teaching.
No application is necessary to receive this scholarship.
Recipients of the Brandeis Alumni Scholarship for Teaching will make a brief report to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
For further information and/or assistance with the application forms please email MAT@brandeis.edu.
Aid Based on Demonstrated Financial Need
Need-based tuition grants (generally around 20% of tuition for master's students) are available on a limited basis to qualifying students who are enrolled at least half-time. Students apply for need-based aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Brandeis code is 002133. We encourage applicants to fill out the FAFSA at the same time they apply to their graduate program.
Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans are also available to students with demonstrated financial need. Because the program is four semesters long, MAT students may apply for Stafford loans for two academic years, thus increasing the amount of the potential loan. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Brandeis code is 002133.
Information and assistance regarding need-based grants and loans, including suggestions for locating other sources of financial aid, is available at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Web site or by calling (781) 736-3410.