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Tuition & Fees for Special Interest Programs

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We’ve clearly outlined the details of your tuition and fees below. Note that your program will begin with a Hebrew-language ulpan before the beginning of the semester.

Tuition & Housing

We’ve outlined the details of your tuition and fees below. Note that your program will begin with a Hebrew-language ulpan before the beginning of the semester.

Pre-Semester Ulpan Fees

The following fees apply for both full-time and part-time students.

ProgramTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Jerusalem UlpanUS$ 1,740US$ 1,020June 12, 2017
Summer UlpanUS$ 2,415US$ 1,570July 23, 2017
September UlpanUS$ 1,410US$ 1,030August 17, 2017
Winter UlpanUS$ 1,370US$ 620January 10, 2018

Arabic Immersion

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 5,430September 26, 2017
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 1,940September 26, 2017
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,530February 6, 2018

ArtJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 12,700US$ 6,060September 26, 2017
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 2,570September 26, 2017
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,160February 6, 2018

DanceJerusalem

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 13,300US$ 6,060September 26, 2017
Autumn SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 2,570September 26, 2017
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,210US$ 3,160February 6, 2018

JerusalemSounds

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Full YearUS$ 14,770US$ 6,060September 26, 2017
Autumn SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 2,570September 26, 2017
Spring SemesterUS$ 9,050US$ 3,160February 6, 2018

Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

SessionTuitionHousingPayment Deadline
Spring SemesterUS$ 8,100US$ 3,160February 6, 2018

Extending Your Stay

If, because of your course schedule, you need to continue residing in university housing after your official check-out date, you must notify the Finance Offices within one month of the beginning of the semester.  Please Note: You will be charged an additional fee for extending your housing and health insurance.

Additional Costs

The following fees apply for both full-time and part-time students.

Miscellaneous FeesCharges
Replacement of student cardNIS 60
Hard copy of transcripts (beyond first 5)*US$ 15
Request a certified e-transcript (one-time fee)US$ 10
Email an e-transcript to any specified address (per copy)US$ 15

Tuition Refunds

If you cancel your studies prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester, you will be charged a US$ 250 withdrawal fee and for any points you may have utilized for activities coordinated by the Office of Student Life.

Once the academic year begins, withdrawal from the program is contingent upon submission of a completed Notice of Withdrawal that has been approved and signed by your department. 

The withdrawal charges are as outlined below:

Pre-Semester Ulpan

Date of WithdrawalCharged
Prior to the beginning of programUS$ 250
During the first three days of program25% of tuition fee
Between the fourth and the sixth day50% of tuition fee
After the sixth day100% of tuition fee

JerusalemArt, Arabic Immersion, & Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program

SessionOctober 15, 2017November 15, 2017January 1, 2018*February 22, 2018March 25, 2018
Academic YearUS$ 4,075US$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,7000
Autumn SemesterUS$ 2,925US$ 8,100n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 2,925US$ 8,100

*JerusalemArt – January 26, 2018

DanceJerusalem

SessionOctober 15, 2017November 15, 2017January 26, 2018February 22, 2018March 25, 2018
Academic YearUS$ 4,225US$ 8,210US$ 8,875US$ 13,3000
Autumn SemesterUS$ 2,953US$ 8,210n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 2,953US$ 8,210

JerusalemSounds

SessionOctober 15, 2017November 15, 2017January 26, 2018February 22, 2018March 25, 2018
Academic YearUS$ 4,593US$ 9,050US$ 9,789US$ 14,7700
Autumn SemesterUS$ 3,163US$ 9,050n/an/an/a
Spring Semestern/an/an/aUS$ 3,163US$ 9,050

Housing Refunds

If you have accepted a room key or have moved personal possessions into a room and then wish to vacate university housing, you must submit written notification to the Rothberg International School Finance Office, Boyar Building, Room 501/502. If you cancel your housing reservation or vacate your room by October 14, 2017you will receive a refund for the housing fee. If you vacate university housing between October 15, 2017 and the end of the autumn semester (January 7, 2018 for Arabic Immersion; February 4, 2018 for all other special interest programs)you will be charged for the entire month in which you vacate your room plus one additional month of rent. After the end of the autumn semester, no refund is available for the balance of the academic year. Once winter/spring semester RIS students occupy a room, no housing fee refunds will be issued.

Changing Enrollment

If you change your enrollment from one year to one semester (or one semester to one year), you must notify your academic adviser and the Finance Office (Boyar Building, Room 501/502) in writing. The fees are outlined here:

One Year to One Semester  

 January 26, 2018*February 21, 2018From February 22, 2018
Arabic ImmersionUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700
ArtJerusalemUS$ 8,100US$ 8,735US$ 12,700
DanceJerusalemUS$ 8,210US$ $8,875US$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 9,050US$ 9,789US$ 14,770

*Arabic Immersion – January 1, 2018

One Semester to One Year

 January 26, 2018*
Arabic ImmersionUS$ 12,700
ArtJerusalemUS$ 12,700
DanceJerusalemUS$ 13,300
JerusalemSoundsUS$ 14,770

*Arabic Immersion – January 1, 2018

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