Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2012-13
These fees apply as of fall quarter 2012. The Board of Directors reserves the right to change the fee schedule at any time. Students can expect increases in tuition and fees over the years of their attendance.
|Tuition per unit of credit (quarter unit)||$485|
|Most courses are 3 units, so each regular course will be:||$1,455|
|CPE + Seminar, 1 yr (1 CPE unit + 9 AJRCA credits)||$4,815|
|Private Cantorial Coaching per term (1 credit)||$1,455|
|Independent Study (see requirements)||$1,575|
|Other fees assessed each term:|
|Accompanist for Cantorial Audition||$100|
|AJRCA Annual Retreat (billed in Winter quarter)||$350|
|Thesis Fee (final year only)||$750|
|Ordination Fee (final year only)||$400|
An Examination Fee of $350 is payable if any AJRCA Examination is taken more than once or if any Examination is prepared especially for a student, as may be the case in a Proficiency Exam or an application for credit for work done elsewhere. A supplementary instruction fee will be charged for participation in a course offering enhanced teaching contact such as Talmud and havruta, and for cantorial courses that require an accompanist.
Fees may be charged in connection with transfer credit or other special credit when costs are incurred by the Academy. The student is responsible for all tuition payable to any other institution in connection with transfer credit.
Federal student aid is financial help for students to pay for educational expenses at an eligible postsecondary school. The Academy became eligible for federal aid in January 2009.
The Academy participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (or simply, Direct Loan) Program. Students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Direct loans include unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans and Direct Grad PLUS Loans. The maximum amount of Stafford Loans a graduate student can receive per year is $20,500. Grad PLUS Loans do not have an upper limit per year, but are offered under different loan terms. Only students who have been officially accepted into the Rabbinical, Cantorial, or Chaplaincy Schools may apply for federal financial aid. Financial aid is available only for the regular Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters, not for the Summer session.
Once you receive your official letter of acceptance to the Academy, please contact our Financial Aid office at (310) 824-1586. The Financial Aid administrator will meet with you to explain everything that is involved in applying for federal financial aid.