The tuition for Heller High, including roundtrip international airfare between New York and Israel, is $19,485*. Without airfare, the tuition is $18,050* (students may choose to travel with the group on international flights using frequent flyer miles).

Please note: All prices are in US Dollars

Thanks to a generous scholarship endowment from the Heller family, we can now offer scholarship support that could cover close to 40-50% of the cost of tuition.

Students can also receive financial assistance from their local synagogues and community federations. Interested applicants should complete the Heller High scholarship application. For more information about scholarships, please visit our financial aid page.

*Please note that this price is subject to change.

Use of 529 Plan Funds for Tuition: based on changes within the new 2018 tax law, it is our understanding that URJ Heller High School in Israel is eligible to receive tuition payments from 529 funds. Our bursar will be able to provide parents with invoices that will include a breakdown of the tuition as may be required from our end, and in the time frame needed in accordance with your 529 Plan. We emphasize that this is our understanding of the new tax law at this time. You will need to discuss this with your own tax advisor.

  • Tuition
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Outbound second bag fee
  • Room and Board
  • 26 field trips
  • Pilgrimage to Poland (including airfare, room and board, and ground travel)
  • Medical Insurance (except for pre-existing conditions)
  • Take a look at our 'Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) At a Glance' page for more information about what you can expect during your 4 months in Israel
  • Domestic airfare to/from get to NY JFK airport
  • Second checked bag, maximum 50 lbs. (A second checked bag fee of $100 will be added to the invoice).
  • Spending money
  • Laundry: students typically have their laundry done every other week. The cost will be approximately $12 per week for roughly 11 pounds of laundry.
  • Cell phone rental
  • $125 to have upon arrival in Israel
  • $50.00 for the security deposit which will be refunded on the last day of the program if there is no damage to the dorm room or outstanding charges. Most students have this extra cash on hand for their trip home.
  • $75.00 for the group kupah (fund) for parties, birthday celebrations, group t-shirt etc.
  • One-on-one private instruction for academic courses not generally offered. Fees* for private courses NOT listed on the Study Authorization are as follows: AP Courses (meet 4 x per week) - $1,500, Regular or Honors Courses (meet 3 x per week) - $1,200
    • *Fees will be split if more than one student is enrolled in a private class
  • Private tutoring needed in a specific subject area (above and beyond what our teachers provide for no extra fee)
  • Standardized testing fees and prep courses
If you choose to book your own flights between New York and Israel using frequent flier miles, the tuition for the semester is $18,050* (price subject to change). Heller High prefers that those students fly on the same flight with the rest of the group.

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Full Tuition $9,395
Early Bird Discount (save $400 before January 20, 2016) $8,995

Please note: All prices are in US Dollars

*Prices are subject to change. Fees include anticipated grants and subsidies that we have received in the past.

  • Airfare to/from JFK International Airport to/from Israel
  • All field trips
  • Program Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Medical Insurance (except for pre-existing conditions)
  • A check for the deposit of $500.00 must be sent within 10 days of beginning your on-line application.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is included in the deposit.
  • Arrangements for the payment of the full balance will be due on: June 1 for the Summer Heller High Program.