University description (as per official university website)
American Jewish University is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon the mission of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood. In 2007, the University of Judaism merged with Brandeis-Bardin creating a landmark entity, American Jewish University, with two campuses, a single vision and a shared future. Today American Jewish University is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country.
Heartened by our vibrant Jewish community, we continue to add faculty, expand our curriculum and develop innovative academic programs that prepare undergraduate, graduate and rabbinical students for rewarding lives – as leaders in the Jewish community as well as society at large. Our graduates are making a difference in the world.
Our role as a leadership training ground is matched by our commitment to provide the broader community with a variety of substantive educational experiences. Our lectures, symposia, special institutes, classes and a wide array of cultural offerings are enhancing thousands of individuals’ understanding of Judaism, and expanding their knowledge about the history, traditions and languages of this glorious ancient heritage.
While American Jewish University takes pride in the histories of both the University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin, each founded in the 1940’s, we are also looking to the future. Both campuses are replete with exciting possibilities that serve to further the promise and potential of the millions of Jews in this nation. Our think tanks, the Center for Israel Studies (CIS), which focuses on promoting greater understanding of the State of Israel, and the Sigi Ziering Institute, that explores ethical and religious implications of the Holocaust, are reaching diverse Jewish communities through programs that add meaning and connections to their lives.
We are an American Jewish University for the entire community: college students, graduate students in business, education and arts, aspiring rabbis, Jews of every belief, background and branch of Judaism, and non-Jews as well. We invite you to learn more about our wealth of programs, how we are impacting the world and how you can become a part of this extended community.
FINANCIAL AID, FEES AND TUITION
American Jewish University is committed to making a college education accessible to qualified students regardless of their financial means. Students and their parents are encouraged to consider all possible resources when planning to meet the expenses of a college education.
Through various financial aid programs, the Financial Aid Office will help in the best possible way to provide students with the difference between the family contribution and the cost of education.
The University administers financial aid in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations. These are based on the principle that students and their parents have the primary responsibility in meeting educational expenses to the extent they are able. Financial aid funds of various types are then used to fill the gap between what the family is expected to contribute (including the student’s own earnings) and the annual cost of education.
To apply for financial aid, students must follow the instructions on the AJU website and requirements sent to them by the Admission or Financial Aid Office. Applicants may obtain complete application and program information by contacting:
Financial Aid Office
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel Air, CA 90077
(310) 476-9777, Ext. 252