Many of our students are still paying off college loans. We are registered with the US Government, and students enrolled at Pardes may defer their US government student loans for the time they are in the program.
Yes. We will do our utmost to ensure that no student will be prevented from attending Pardes due to financial reasons.
Tuition at Pardes covers classes as well as extracurricular activities such as Shabbat programs, tours and special seminars. It does not cover housing, medical insurance, books, Hebrew ulpan fees or other living expenses such as food and utilities. As a guideline, students should budget approximately $400 – $600 (1400-2100 NIS, approximately) per month for rent, not including bills. Living expenses vary depending on students’ lifestyles.
Projected expenses for a 10-month period in Israel are estimated at $12,000 – $15,000 in addition to tuition. This figure is based on estimates for a round-trip flight from North America, rent, Hebrew ulpan, medical insurance, books, utilities, food and miscellaneous expenses.
For Summer Program students, in addition to flight and program costs students should expect to pay nominal registration fees for Shabbat celebrations, tours and special events.
You should receive an answer within a couple of weeks of receipt of your financial aid form and application. Be sure to complete the form to avoid delays.