Tuition Assistance

At Bernard Zell our mission is to engage students in a program of rigorous studies through a variety of classroom and real world learning opportunities, to educate students to be active and informed citizens in our pluralistic community, to inspire them to develop Jewish literacy and to guide them as they embrace their chosen Jewish practice and beliefs.
We are proud to offer a robust Tuition Assistance program, of all families that apply, the average award is 40% of tuition and fees. Details on our Tuition Assistance Program can be found below. Outside of Bernard Zell, there are other financial assistance opportunities which includes the Tuition Accessibility Partnership (TAP) Fund, and the JUF Right Start program. Details and links to those programs can be found below.

2024-25 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Assistance

Welcoming people from all backgrounds is central to the Bernard Zell community, and that includes accommodating families of all economic capacities.

Tuition Assistance Checklist

All families requesting tuition assistance must submit an application through Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (previously known as SMARTaid) Please review the checklist below and be mindful of the deadline. Returning families should be sure to select the correct application year when submitting their form.

Tuition Assistance FAQs

Additional Financial Assistance Opportunities from the Community

Tuition Assistance & TAP Fund



Rebecca Frazin-Chan
Director of Admissions

Rebecca Bloom
Assistant Director of
Admissions & Marketing

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