Tuition includes all housing and meals* for the entire academic year, the full academic program of 4 major courses and 1 minor course plus art, music, film, etc. supplements; the full experiential program including all international travel to and within at least 10 countries for a total of approximately 10 weeks, all internal Israel travel and programming, RT airfare from NYC to Tel Aviv, all museum and other special event admissions that are part of the official program, medical insurance and many additional extras.
The KIVUNIM application fee is $125. The all-inclusive KIVUNIM tuition for 2016-17 is: $49,900. Students who complete the application process by December 31, 2016 qualify for a 10% discount.
KIVUNIM students may receive a transcript from Hebrew College of Boston, MA allowing them to transfer up to a full year of 30 credits to most North American Colleges and Universities. Program dates for next year are October 13, 2016 to June 13, 2017. (We always prefer for our students to spend the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays with their families before departing for Israel.)
* Excluding winter and Passover vacations and free weekends spent away from our Jerusalem base.
Financial aid is available upon submission of a copy of the fafsa form required of college financial aid applicants and a specific request from the family to KIVUNIM. Scholarship Funds are distributed throughout the year of application on a needs assessment basis. Financial aid requests should be submitted as part of the full application process. Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance into the program. Scholarships are finalized upon receipt of a signed contract and tuition deposit.
A limited number of MERIT AWARDS are available to candidates who have presented superior academic records, college entrance exam scores and a history of school and community activism and social responsibility as reflected in their letters of recommendation. Merit Awards are competitive and are announced in April/May of each application year. Financial aid and merit awards can be combined.
In addition, your local synagogue, JCC, Bureau of Jewish Education and/or Federation may have scholarship funds available. Call your local Jewish Federation directly to check on available funds and application procedures. We suggest calling rather than relying upon email.
Call JNF as you may qualify for their very interesting revenue sharing plan. The Amy Adine Schulman Scholarship Fund is another possibility. Google search for others. Students have previously received support from fraternal organizations devoted to improving international relations such as Kiwanis International.