Financing your Education
Hornstein students are eligible for a variety of scholarships, fellowships and aid, including, but not limited to, the options on this page. More than 90% of students admitted to our on-campus dual-degree programs receive scholarship awards.
Please don't hesitate to contact our office any time with questions about tuition and scholarship options - we're here to help. To learn more about federal student loans, please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' student resources page.
|Cost per credit (online)
|Master's Certificate (online)
|Dual master's degree programs (on campus)
|MA in Jewish Professional Leadership (online)
Every student accepted in the Hornstein program is considered for generous scholarships that cover all or part of tuition. Below is a comprehensive list of scholarship options. To be considered for these or any additional scholarships, please include your proposal of eligibility in your application's statement of purpose. No additional application procedures are necessary to apply for these funds.
Hornstein's award allocation process starts January 15 of each year, beginning with early applicants.
External Fellowship Programs
In addition to Hornstein fellowships, all applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarship programs such as those listed below. 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 carefully note the application deadlines for each funder.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans — Deadline: Usually Nov. 1 of each year
JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarship Program (for full-time JCCA employees) — Deadline: Usually June 1 and Oct. 1 of each year
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.