Affording Your Rabbinical Education

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We understand that attending rabbinical school can be financially daunting. We are committed to helping students afford a rabbinical education. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and loans. Both merit- and need-based scholarships are available.

Tuition

The 2022-2023 tuition for incoming students is $28,000 per academic year. The published 2020-2021 tuition rates at other accredited rabbinical seminaries range from $22,490 to $36,668.

Need-Based Scholarships

Students with demonstrated financial need are eligible for scholarships to help defray educational costs.

Admitted students who wish to be considered for scholarships must fill out a financial-aid application form provided by the College. Application forms and supplementary materials must be completed and submitted by April 15. Students admitted after April 1 will be given an extension to the April 15 deadline. Please note, late applications will be accepted, but may be at a disadvantage. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by April 15 if possible.

Merit-Based Scholarships

All applicants who submit their application for admission by February 1st are automatically considered for a merit scholarship (there is no separate merit scholarship application). In addition to the merit scholarships available for incoming students, returning students also can be nominated for merit scholarships by members of the faculty.

Student Loans

We participate in the Federal Direct Loan program. This includes the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Grad Plus Loan.

Student Employment and Field Experience

From the program’s outset, students put ideas into practice through on-the-job training. RRC helps students find employment and paid field experiences, which help offset the cost of rabbinic education. Students are placed in a range of rabbinic settings: congregations, campuses, chaplaincy, religious schools and organizations. During the last two years of the program, students will spend a greater portion of their time in field placements and internships.

Rabbinical Program Tuition Schedule 2022-23

Note: These rates below apply to students who have begun matriculating on or after 2017. See details below these charts.

Full-Time Student(10-15 credits)
Tuition$28,000/annual
Semester in Israel$1,000 ($675/credit for additional zoom RRC courses)
Student Association Dues$36
Technology Fee$100/semester (includes Office365 account and use of printer)
Deposit$500 (goes toward tuition)
Part-Time Student(Under 10 credits)
Tuition per credit$1,350
Semester in Israel$1,000 ($675/credit for additional zoom RRC courses)
Registration$350/semester
Student Association Dues$36
Technology Fee$100
Spiritual Direction Elective$60/session plus $100/semester

Tuition and Fees Details 2022-23

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