This calculator can only provide an estimate regarding your eligibility for and approximate tuition fee with a Day School Scholarship. Confirmation of your family’s Scholarship eligibility can only be determined after registering for your school of choice and applying for a Scholarship. Admissions decisions are solely the discretion of the schools. UJA does not collect any of the information that you provide through the Day School Scholarship calculator.
The Tuition Assistance Program is funded through UJA’s Annual Campaign and our affiliated day schools, thanks to thousands of generous donors in our community.
The Generations Trust Scholarship is a new UJA initiative made possible by a local group of visionary Jewish philanthropists. Donations to the Trust are invested as an endowment and managed by the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. Funds from the endowment will be used to subsidize Scholarships on an annual basis.
Scholarships are awarded in the form of reduced tuition fees and are based on demonstrated financial need from your family’s current year projected income and assets.
Tuition Assistance Program applications are reviewed and decided upon by each school’s Tuition Assistance Committee, based on UJA-provided guidelines. Generations Trust Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Generations Trust Scholarship review committee convened by UJA.
The application review process for all Day School Scholarships is entirely confidential—all review committees must follow strict privacy procedures when processing applications.
Any questions you may have about decisions for all Day School Scholarships should be directed to the tuition office at your school of choice. You can find a full list of tuition and admissions contacts at each school here.
Scholarship applications for the 2023/24 school year open in fall 2022.
Parents should use their 2021 tax information when applying for a Scholarship for the 2023/24 school year.
Even if you applied last year using your 2021 tax information, you will need to re-apply for the 2023/24 school year using the same tax information.
This year, we have moved up the application process for the 2023/24 school year to begin in the fall. Scholarship applications are therefore using the same tax year as last year’s applications (i.e., your 2021 tax information).
Each school has its own application timeline and deadline. Please contact your school of choice to learn when applications are due there. You can find a full list of tuition and admissions contacts at each school here.
All applications require the following income documents:
For families with more nuanced financial circumstances, you will also be required to provide Expenditure and Asset information. For a full list of all documents and information you will need in order to apply for a Day School Scholarship, click here.
While exact timing will be determined by the volume of applications received, your application will be processed as quickly as possible. If you would like an update on the status of your application, please connect with the tuition office of your school of choice.
Please visit the UJA Community Scholarships portal and create an account. You can find the portal here. Before you apply, please ensure that you have already registered with your school for the 2023/24 school year.
If both parents are financially responsible for the student’s education, they each need to fill out their own application. The information you provide will not be shared with the other parent.
Each guardian is evaluated individually based on their income and the portion of tuition they are responsible for.
If you wish to revise your application, or if circumstances have changed since you submitted your application, please notify the tuition office at your school and they can assist you in making edits to your application. You can find a full list of tuition and admissions contacts at each school here.
While filling out your application, there will be a section asking about unique circumstances. There will be space for you to explain what has changed in your circumstances, and to upload supporting documents as necessary.
Unique circumstances are not taken into account by the online Scholarships calculator but are considered by each school’s scholarship committee when reviewing Scholarship applications. While filling out your application on the UJA Community Scholarships portal, there will be a section asking about unique circumstances. Please use this space to explain your situation.
Yes, you will need to create a new application each year that you apply for a Scholarship. The new or updated information you provide in your application each year is sent directly to the school(s) so they can determine Scholarship eligibility.
No. If you are applying for Scholarships for more than one child at the same school, or at different schools, only one application needs to be completed. The school(s) you select on your application will be sent your financial information for analysis.
You can use the online Scholarships calculator now to estimate how much you may pay in tuition fees, but you can only begin your actual application ahead of the year your child will start day school. For example, if your child will start school in the 2025/26 school year, you should apply for a Scholarship in fall 2024.
Yes! Students in grades JK-12 can apply for a Day School Scholarship.
You may be eligible. In addition to considering the amount of money that you withdraw from the corporation, the amount of money left in the corporation will also be taken into account in your Scholarship application. Your eligibility can only be determined once a Day School Scholarship application has been submitted.
You may be eligible. As part of your Scholarship application, you must disclose how much your interests are worth in the investment asset list. Your eligibility can only be determined once a Day School Scholarship application has been submitted.
There are a number of factors that can affect eligibility, including: owning your own business; owning property other than your primary residence; having significant investments; and high non-employment income. The eligibility of families with these circumstances can only be determined once a Day School Scholarship application has been submitted.
Please visit the UJA Community Scholarships Portal to set up an account and complete your application. Once submitted, it will be reviewed to determine your family’s eligibility.
Most non-funded day schools have their own tuition assistance program and process. Families should contact their school for more information.
With the recent launch of the new government childcare centre subsidy program, the system is currently in flux. Please contact your individual school to inquire about their policy.
UJA’s Day School Scholarships include both the Generations Trust Scholarship and the Tuition Assistance Program, each of which has its own criteria and guidelines. The online Scholarships calculator and the UJA Community Scholarships portal will guide you directly to the right application for your family and circumstances.
The UJA Discovery Grant with Bialik Hebrew Day School, Himel Branch is a new pilot program for families at Bialik, Himel Branch with students entering JK-Grade 2. To qualify for the Discovery Grant, families must be enrolled for the first time in a Jewish school and be entering Bialik’s Himel Branch. You can learn more about this initiative here.
All decisions for the Discovery Grants are made through a review committee convened by UJA. If you have any questions, please reach out to the tuition office at Bialik Hebrew Day School.
UJA is proud to support pilot initiatives to encourage enrolment in day schools. Our hope is that through programs like the Discovery Grant, we will be able to identify and expand affordability programs to schools throughout the community.
The TanenbaumCHAT Tuition Assistance Program offers tuition reduction for families with 1 or 2 children enrolled at TanenbaumCHAT. Families with more than 2 children enrolled in TanenbaumCHAT are encouraged to use our online scholarship calculator to see if you qualify for a Day School Scholarship. You can learn more about this initiative here. If you have any questions, please reach out to the tuition office at TanenbaumCHAT.
Yes! The updated UJA Community Scholarships portal is a central hub for scholarship applications for many Jewish experiences, including Jewish day school, part-time Jewish education programs, Jewish overnight camps, Jewish experience programs (e.g. March of the Living, Year of Service programs, etc.), and more. You can access the portal here.
UJA’s partner Jewish Free Loan Toronto (JFLT) offers interest-free Jewish School Loans for day school families, whether or not they receive Day School Scholarships. JFLT offers up to $12,000 per family each year to assist with tuition costs for children enrolled in Jewish day schools, from JK to Grade 12. No guarantors or interviews are required for loans for families at UJA-affiliated schools. Learn more at JFLT’s website here.
UJA funds a number of day schools in the Toronto Jewish community, including: Associated Hebrew Schools, Bialik Hebrew Day School, Eitz Chaim Schools, the Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School, Leo Baeck Day School, Netivot HaTorah Day School, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Robbins Hebrew Academy, and the Toronto Heschel School.
UJA also funds a number of high schools, including: Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto (Yeshivat Or Chaim and Ulpanat Orot Girls' School), TanenbaumCHAT, Tiferes Bais Yaakov, and Yeshiva Darchei Torah.
You can find the full list of UJA-affiliated schools here.