The 2017-2018 tuition for incoming students at RRC is $25,000 per academic year. RRC’s tuition rates are very competitive. The published 2017-2018 tuition rates at the other accredited rabbinical schools range from $25,000-$32,400.
Income-qualified students are eligible for scholarships to help defray the cost of their education.
Admitted students applying for aid must fill out a scholarship application prepared by the College. Scholarship applications are available online in mid- to late February. Online applications must be completed and submitted online by April 15. Students admitted after April 10 may submit completed financial aid application forms until April 30.
Financial assistance also is distributed to students based on academic performance. A faculty committee awards these scholarships each spring to students who have been nominated by regular faculty. The committee selects student nominees who have applied for aid, considering first those classified as having the greatest need, and then moving to each of the subsequent categories. You will not be considered for merit assistance unless you have applied for financial aid.
Merit scholarships that can be used towards tuition are also available for incoming students. Each year, up to two Marjorie and Aaron Ziegelman Scholarships are given to especially promising incoming rabbinical students. In addition, one Judith and Ira Eisenstein Scholarship may be offered each year.
Wexner Graduate Fellowship for Jewish Professionals
RRC strongly recommends that all applicants consider applying for the Wexner Graduate Fellowship for Jewish Professionals, sponsored by the Wexner Foundation.
Participating in the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for leadership growth. In addition to financial assistance for graduate study, fellows become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one’s self as a leader though interactions with others with different points of view. Fellows engage with expert faculty members in the field of leadership education and scholars in Jewish studies. Well beyond the four-year leadership program, the extensive alumni network serves as a professional community throughout fellows’ careers. Learn more about the Wexner Fellowship, including eligibility requirements and application procedures.
RRC participates in the Federal Direct Loan program. Students may also choose to apply for loans from private financial institutions.
Student Employment and Field Experience
The Director of Rabbinic Formation works with students to help place them in student employment and field experiences. In the past, students have received placements in congregations, Hillels, community organizations, social service agencies and other such assignments. In addition to formal internships, many students work part-time as religious school teachers, adult education instructors and youth directors to gain experience and to help meet their expenses.