Paying for FJA

Frankel Jewish Academy offers generous tuition assistance as well as merit scholarships for exceptional students.  

Merit Scholarship

Frankel Jewish Academy is excited to announce the creation of the Frankel Merit Scholarship Program - a four-year merit-based scholarship that will be available for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

FJA will offer $20,000 scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition for no more than 15 new and deserving students beginning with the 2019 - 2020 school year. The scholarship will be awarded for each students' entire tenure at FJA for a total of up to $80,000 in scholarship money per student. Eligible students should be exceptional leaders in academics, athletics, arts or in the Jewish community.

Eligible recipients can be from any grade level, Jewish background or school as long as they are a new student to FJA. These scholarships will enable Jewish students to experience an exceptional Jewish and General Studies education.  Additionally, JAG Scholars will receive Jewish values based leadership training throughout their time at FJA.

Any new student who has already applied to FJA for the 2019 - 2020 school year will automatically be considered for the JAG Scholar program. If you have not yet applied, the application deadline to be considered for this award is July 1, 2019.

JAG Scholars will be announced on July 15, 2019.

In order to apply for the scholarship, a student must complete an admissions application.  This application includes a student writing sample, school transcript and recommendations.  All applicants must schedule an interview (in person or by skype) in order to be selected.  

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If you have questions, please contact Arielle Endelman, FJA Director of Admissions at aendelman@frankelja.org or 248-592-5263 x224.

Tuition Assistance

FJA is home to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and we are committed to ensuring a Jewish high school education is a reality for all admitted students, regardless of financial need. Our business office will work with your family directly to ensure your award is fair. Any family interested in receiving financial assistance is encouraged to apply, as our financial aid awards are extremely generous. Many families are pleasantly surprised to learn that they qualify for financial assistance.

Applying for financial aid does not influence admissions decisions. All applications are completely confidential.

What percentage of FJA students receive financial aid? How much is given out in total per year?
More than 50% of FJA students receive financial assistance.  We give out more than $1.5 million in aid each year to families with diverse financial needs.  Our business office will work with any family to ensure they are comfortable with their tuition and have access to the incredible education provided by Frankel Jewish Academy.
 
What factors are taken into consideration?
There are a number of factors taken into consideration when determining a family’s tuition assistance award such as household income, expenses, assets, allowable debts, family size, number of children attending tuition charging schools and colleges, costs of synagogue membership, summer camp, etc.
 
How do we apply?
Complete the online application on FACTS. The priority application deadline is January 31, 2019.
 
You may use your prior year (2017) tax returns but your current W-2 forms.
 
Please submit your current year (2018) tax returns when they are complete for verification of your income.
Applications submitted after January 31 will be considered on a rolling basis. The sooner you complete your financial aid application, the faster an award decision can be made. 
 
What are our payment plan options?
FULL PAYMENT PLAN
100% of tuition and fees are due by August 1, 2019.
 
SEMI-ANNUAL PAYMENT PLAN
50% of tuition and fees due by August 1, 2019; 50% of tuition and fees due by December 1, 2019.
 
EIGHT MONTH PAYMENT PLAN
12.5% of tuition and fees due by the 1st of each month beginning August 1, 2019 and ending March 1, 2020.
 
Tuition and Fees 
 
2019-2020
  • Tuition per student: $25,210
  • Material fee per student: $1,300.00
  • Senior fee: $300.00

Tuition Assistance Plan