2022-2023

Masa Year of Service Tuition

2022-2023
Year Program (Sept – May): $13,500
Semester Program (Sept – Dec or Jan – May): $7,950
Spring Plus Program (Jan – Aug): $8,950
Year Plus Program (Sept – Aug, or Jan- Dec): $14,500

** Plus Program – Includes 2 months in the USA in addition to Israel. The tuition includes round-trip flight (TLV-NYC), insurance, NYC and DC trips, J1 visa to the USA, and placement services at camp. Participants are paid $400 in exchange for working at summer camp.
Students may choose up to one trip per semester.
  • China – $2,300
  • Czech Republic – $2,300
  • Spain – $2,300
  • Ethiopia – $2,300
  • Italy – $2,300
  • Germany – $2,300
  • Poland – $2,500
  • Nepal – $2,500

* Subject to change based on a minimum number of participants.
2023-2024
Year Program (Sept – May): $14,500
Fall Semester Program (Sept – Dec): $8,450
Spring Semester Program (Jan – May): $8,950
Spring Plus Program (Jan – Aug): $9,950
Year Plus Program (Sept – Aug, or Jan- Dec): $15,500

Portland State University Enrollment – $1000 per semester
*This fee enables students to enroll in their Aardvark Israel courses for university credit.

** Plus Program – Includes 2 months in the USA in addition to Israel. The tuition includes round-trip flight (TLV-NYC), insurance, NYC and DC trips, J1 visa to the USA, and placement services at camp. Participants are paid $400 in exchange for working at summer camp.
Students may choose up to one trip per semester.
  • China – $2,500
  • Czech Republic – $2,500
  • Spain – $2,500
  • Ethiopia – $2,500
  • Italy – $2,500
  • Germany – $2,500
  • Poland – $2,500

* Subject to change based on a minimum number of participants.

Most participants are eligible for an automatic grant from Masa, which will be deducted from the cost of the program tuition. Scholarships are also available.

Payment Schedules

$100 Non-Refundable Application Fee – required upon registering for all programs.
September Programs
  • $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee – required upon registering
  • March 1 – Pay Deposit of $5,000 (refundable before June 1
  • July 1 – Balance of tuition due
  • A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the July 1 deadline
January Programs
  • $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee – required upon registering
  • August 1 – Pay Deposit of $5,000 (refundable before November 1)
  • December 1 – Balance of tuition due
  • A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the December 1 deadline

Cancellation Fees

September Programs

  • All tuition payments are fully refundable prior to June 1.
  • Between June 1 and July 15 a $1000 cancellation fee will apply.
  • After July 15 and prior to the start of the program, a $2500 cancellation fee will apply.
  • Tuition and fees are non-refundable once the program has begun.

January Programs

  • All tuition payments are fully refundable prior to August 1.
  • Between November 1 and December 15 a $1000 cancellation fee will apply.
  • After December 15 and prior to the start of the program, a $2500 cancellation fee will apply.
  • Tuition and fees are non-refundable once the program has begun.

Additional Details

Program price is fixed in US Dollars ($). The price of Masa Year of Service includes program tuition, housing, meals stipend, medical insurance, fees for all educational activities, field trips, seminars, local transportation, and more. Round trip airfare to/from Israel is not included in the program tuition. Students are welcome to fly on the airline of their choice or purchase a ticket using frequent flier miles. The cost of any visas which may be required are also not included in the program tuition.

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