Tuition Assistance for 5781 / 2020-21
Need-based scholarships are available from the following sources. If you will need scholarships to help pay for yeshiva, start exploring these options as soon as you apply to yeshiva. It often takes significant time to gather the information you’ll need to apply for scholarships, and funds are distributed on a schedule, so starting early can help make sure you don’t miss important deadlines. To donate to our scholarship fund, please click here.
- Your High School: Contact your Israel Guidance Counselor and/or your principal. Many schools have funds available.
- MASA: We will notify you once they have opened applications for the 5780 year.
- Masa has a useful page with other funding sources here.
- NCSY: If you are involved in NCSY, please be in touch with your Regional Director.
- Your local synagogue: Many rabbis, synagogues, and community kollels have money set aside for Israel study. You won’t find this scholarship listed on their website or in their brochures. Contact them directly.
- Federal Aid (FAFSA) through YU: Students attending Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah as part of a Joint Program with Yeshiva University are eligible to apply for Federal Aid. In addition, students from NY and California may be eligible for additional State funding. Make sure to apply to the college with the help of your college guidance counselor and to complete the FAFSA (application for Federal aid).
- Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada/Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah: Our scholarship funds are limited and are distributed to those who apply on time. Click here to download our scholarship application and email it to our office. Our deadline is May 1, 2020. Make sure to read our conditions for scholarship below.
Yeshivat Torah v’Avodah Scholarship Conditions: Since our scholarship funds are so limited, we cannot offer funding to families who have the funds to pay for:
- Their sons to make trips abroad during the year. Accepting a need-based scholarship and then paying for tickets to travel means that the funds Bnei Akiva is granting you for tuition are, in effect, being used for airline tickets instead.
- Family visits to Israel.
- Chagim at hotels.
- Family vacations which involve air travel
A scholarship is a significant investment in you as a student and as a developing Jew, and therefore carries serious expectations that you will maximize your opportunities at Yeshivat TVA. Since our scholarship resources are quite limited, our awarding a scholarship to you means that we have had to turn others away and that our Scholarship Committee is convinced that you will make the best use of your time at Yeshivat TVA.
The scholarship will be awarded as follows:
- An amount for each semester, contingent on a performance review: At the end of the each semester, the Scholarship Committee will carefully review your performance up until that point, in order to confirm that you have met the standards of seriousness and high achievement described below. In the event that you have not, the scholarship will be retroactively revoked and you will be billed for the amount which had been granted to you as a scholarship.
- Please note that if a scholarship is revoked, academic transcripts will not be released until you are financially clear.
The Scholarship Committee has established the following standards and conditions to be used in its performance reviews for scholarship recipients. Failure to meet these conditions will result in revocation of your scholarship:
- Full participation in all shiurim, activities, tiyyulim and shabbatonim.
- Abiding by all school rules and regulations.
- Traveling abroad only for Journey to Poland.
- This scholarship is conditional on total confidentiality. Because many financial factors go into the committee’s decisions, no two situations are really comparable. Sharing with others the figure you have received is likely to create bad feeling and misunderstanding.
Tuition Refund Policy:
The $2500 registration fee is not refundable under any circumstances. Tuition payments are refundable on a prorated basis per semester, according to the following schedule:
Students who withdraw before June 1 are entitled to a full refund of the remaining tuition. Students who withdraw after June 1 receive a 75% tuition refund.
Students who withdraw after the second week of the semester until January 1 receive a 50% tuition refund.
Any refund requests for withdrawals after January 1 are subject to the discretion of the administration.