The Kekst Graduate School Tuition & Fees

We are delighted that you are considering applying to the Gershon Kekst Graduate School of JTS. We are committed to making it financially possible for all students to realize their educational goals—and it is our goal and priority to work with prospective students to make enrollment a reality.

The MA and DHL

Financial assistance for students enrolled in an MA or DHL program within the Kekst Graduate School consists of partial merit-based tuition fellowships.

In addition to applying for financial assistance at JTS, students applying for the dual-degree program in Social Work should apply to the Columbia University School of Social Work for financial assistance.

Tuition may be partially covered by one of our generous tuition fellowships, while students are responsible for all student fees, housing, and personal expenses:

Tuition and Registration Fees 2021-2022 (per semester)

Item Cost
Tuition (full-time, 12 credits or more) $17,070
Tuition Per Credit (part-time, 9 credits or fewer) $1,605
Service Fee $785
Student Support Services Fee $298
Health Service Fee (Required for students enrolled in 9 credits or more) TBA

JTS Housing Charges 2021-2022

Item Cost
JTS Residence Hall Single $7,440 (per semester)
Studio Apartment on 110th $2,090 (per month)
1 and 1.5 bedroom Apartment on 110th $3,300 (per month)

Indirect Costs (per semester) 

Item Cost
Meals (estimated) $1,250
Books and Supplies (estimated) $450
Personal Expenses (estimated) $750

The PhD

To be eligible for full-tuition PhD fellowships and stipend, you simply need to submit your application for admission. You will be automatically considered for our generous aid. Admitted PhD students may consider supplementing their expenses with a loan.

Financial aid applications are processed after all admissions decisions. The total cost of education is used along with data from the FAFSA to determine loan eligibility. Please contact the Admissions Office with questions about merit scholarships and the Financial Aid Office regarding loans.