WHAT OPTIONS DOES UJA OFFER FAMILIES SEEKING TUITION ASSISTANCE?

Strengthening Jewish identity and education is one of UJA Federation’s top priorities. Jewish education has a life-changing and lifelong impact on community members. A strong and diverse day school system enriches our community in countless ways. This is why we are committed to investing in tuition assistance, in concert with our partner schools, to ensure that children and teens throughout our community have an opportunity to experience a meaningful, high-quality Jewish education.


Like all Canadians, families in our community have been deeply affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to health concerns, many day school families have experienced serious financial challenges, including sudden job loss and reduction in working hours.


UJA Federation firmly believes that no Jewish child or teen should be cut off from essential Jewish experiences – including day school – because their parents are facing a financial crisis due to the pandemic. We anticipate that tuition assistance needs will grow by 50%, which is why we are working to increase investments in tuition relief this year, and why we have launched two new tuition assistance programs to benefit families in need, in addition to our regular tuition assistance process. This initiative is a core component of UJA’s UJA’s Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience.

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Did you pay full day school tuition last year? Do you need an interest free loan to help with school payments? Click here to apply for loans provided by Jewish Free Loan of Toronto through a minimal application process. No guarantor/interview required.

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Are you new to day school or have paid full tuition in the past? Through a simplified application process, you can obtain tuition assistance here. If desired, this form also pre-qualifies you for an Interest Free Loan, with no guarantor/interview required.

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Have you have applied for tuition support in the past? Please login to the UJA Community Scholarships portal below, or contact your school to register for an account. If you apply for tuition assistance through this program, you can also apply for an interest free loan here with no guarantor/interview required.

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The online application system provides a secure platform for families. Please note that we take security very seriously, and all personal and confidential information is kept private. We also actively monitor and update the system to safeguard families’ information.


We are also committed to providing tuition support for part-time schools. For more information on that, click here.