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Student Financial Aid Information

For information regarding need-based and non-need-based aid, as well as government aid, please visit Scholarships and Financial Aid page. 

Financial Aid and Needs Based Partial Scholarships

Financial Aid is available through University of Haifa Partial Scholarships as well as various public and private organizations.

Scholarship options and resources can be found here.

Need-Based partial scholarships are available to students who have been accepted to a Master’s Program in the International School on a very limited basis. 

For information regarding need-based aid. 

Drug Prevention

Israeli national policy regarding the issue of drug use and abuse has three distinct but related dimensions: education and prevention, treatment, and legislation.

The Anti-Drug Authority Law (1988) established the Anti-Drug Authority of Israel whose main function is to formulate policy with regard to the prevention of drug abuse, treatment, and rehabilitation of drug addicts and enforcement of the laws and penalties pertaining to drug abuse. In addition, the Authority is to actively pursue these policies by coordinating activities between Government offices and between Government and non-government bodies in Israel that deal with drugs, to encourage and support research in the area of drug abuse, to establish ties with agencies abroad who work in this field, and to encourage the training of personnel needed to deal with the problem of drug abuse in this country.

The other relevant laws refer to the medicinal use of controlled substances - required permits and conditions of possession, registration of drug recipients; drug testing for traffic violators; drug testing among soldiers; and imposed treatment for convicted drug addicts.

Israeli drug legislation conforms to regulations of the "Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs" treaty of 1961 and its amendment of 1972, of which Israel is a signatory member, and the "Convention of Psychotropic Substances" of 1971, to which Israel abides but is not a member. The "Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances" (1988) has been signed by Israel but not yet ratified.

For help please contact the University of Haifa Berman Counseling Center.

Student Right to Know

Upon a student request, materials, which contain information directly, related to a student’s financial aid, disciplinary records, admissions file, and academic record will be made available for review. 

Review the FERPA guidelines here: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html

Fraud policy

Any suspicion of fraudulent activity will be reported to the approved authorities and will have serious ramifications on the future participation in the financial aid program and could lead to dismissal from the University.

Confidentiality policy

All students, faculty, administration, guests, and visitors must show appropriate identification sign in with the security guard at the entrance of the building.

Access to computer data and files is secured by password coding and internal file security. Electronic material is protected with current technological safeguards to prevent unauthorized access. Paper records are similarly held in safe storage and disposed of when necessary in a proper manner.

Missing Students 

When a student cannot be located and there is a concern for his/her well-being, Campus Security will classify this student as a "missing person". The dorm supervisor is the first person to start the chain of action. The dorm supervisor will notify the program head and the program head will notify security. Security/ Program Coordinator will notify the student’s designated contact person or/and the student’s parent or guardian. Security/Program Coordinator will contact and file a missing report with the Haifa police within 24 hours.

Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Contact the Berman Counseling office for the procedure to have an assessment allowing you, if approved extra testing time and a separate testing room.

Copyright Infringement

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject you to criminal liability outlined by Israeli law.

Default Management Plan

All students applying for Direct Loans are required to complete Entrance Counselling before funding will be disbursed.  Students are directed to complete Entrance Counselling at https://StudentLoans.gov  

In addition to Entrance and Exit Counselling (https://StudentLoans.gov) students are encouraged to consult the International Coordinator for budgeting and debt management tools and Orientation package. 

Students receiving current Direct Loan funding are monitored constantly.  Regular reports of enrollment are generated and reported back to the U.S.

Any student with academic difficulties is monitored by the International Coordinator and the assigned counselor.

Retention

The International program fosters retention of students and information is here.

 

Finance Office

International School

University of Haifa

Student House Building, Room 226

199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mt. Carmel

Haifa 3498838, Israel

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Tel: +972-4-828-8975

Fax: +972-4-824-0391

Study Abroad & Language Programs Payment Information                                                                                 

Study Abroad Payments Information

Graduate Programs Payment Information

 

 Graduate Payments Information

 

 

Billing and Payments: 

  1. You are required to submit a non-refundable deposit within two weeks of receiving your invoice, unless notified otherwise, in order to secure your enrollment in the International School. The amount of the non-refundable deposit as well as the date due will be listed in the invoice that you receive after being accepted. This amount will be deducted from your tuition.
  1. An invoice will be sent to your e-mail account upon acceptance to the program. After each payment, an updated invoice will be sent to you reflecting all payments made.
  1. The full payment for the program must be received no later than two weeks before the start of the program, unless notified otherwise. If you have not completed your payment, you will not be permitted to participate in courses.
  1. All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars, Euros, or Israeli Shekels. If you choose to pay in Euros or Israeli Shekels, payment must be made according to the conversion rate on the day you pay. However, the amount credited to your account will be based on the conversion rate on the day the payment is received and deposited in Haifa (based on the official rate of the Bank of Israel). If there is a difference between the amount credited and the actual cost of the program, you will be expected to pay the difference.
  1. You may pay your fees in one of the following ways:

a. The preferred way for us is a personal, bank, or travelers check made payable to the University of Haifa.

b. Cash: Please be prepared with the exact amount as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make change.

c. Bank transfer to:

Bank Hapoalim

Branch - 562

University of Haifa – Account 186484

SWIFT address:  Poalilit

IBAN: IL18-0125-6200-0000-0186-484

*If you pay by bank transfer, you must send the International School by fax or e-mail a copy of the bank transfer receipt. Please note that it will take at least one week for us to receive notification of your bank transfer. Please also note that the receiving bank may charge extra fees, in which case we will ask you to pay such additional fees upon arrival.

Scholarships: 

  1. If scholarship funds have not been received by the University of Haifa before the first day of the program, you will be required to pay the amount due. The University of Haifa will issue you a refund once the scholarship funds are received. If the University of Haifa was notified of scholarship funds before payments are made, such funds will be deducted from the tuition fees due and will be reflected in the bill.
  1. All scholarships should be made payable to the University of Haifa and mailed to:

Admissions Office

International School

University of Haifa

Haifa 3498838, Israel

Refunds:

Please note: Any student who wishes to cancel his participation or withdraw from a program of study at the University of Haifa must notify the International School in writing. The date of cancellation/withdrawal will be the date that the International School receives notification.

  1. Application Fee: There is no refund of the application fee.
  2. Tuition and Activities Fees: Please see below
  3. Program and Dormitory Deposits: There is no refund for both types of deposits

Full Time Semester/Academic Year Programming:

Withdrawal prior to the first day of class: Full refund of all fees paid other than the non-refundable deposit  for the current program/semester, and a refund of all fees for additional programs/semesters.

Withdrawal within the first three days of classes: 75% refund of all fees paid other than the non-refundable deposit for the current program/semester, and a refund of all fees for additional programs/semesters.

After three days: No refunds whatsoever for the current semester can be made, including the deposit for the current program/semester. A refund for all additional programs/semesters will be made in full.

        Part Time/ Intensive/ Summer Programming:

Withdrawal prior to the first day of class or within the first three days of class: 25% refund of all fees paid other than the non-refundable deposit for the current program/semester. A refund for all additional programs/semesters will be made in full.           

After three days: No refunds for the current program can be made. A refund for all additional programs/semesters will be made in full with the exclusion of the non-refundable deposit for the current program/semester.

        Dormitory Fees:

Withdrawal prior to arrival: Full refund of dormitory fees minus non-refundable deposit.

Withdrawal within three days of residency: Refund for two weeks of the dormitory fee for that month.

After three days: Refunds for the current month cannot be made. If additional months of residence in the dormitory are cancelled in advanced, fees for the additional months will be refunded in full.

Scholarships:

If a student has received a scholarship and decides to withdraw from the program, the International School will contact the scholarship source to determine whether scholarship funds should be refunded to the student or to the organization that granted the scholarship.

Conditional Fees: 

  1. Bank Fee: Bounced checks incur a $50 fee.
  1. Collection Fees: The University of Haifa may utilize the services of an attorney and/or collection agent to collect any amount past due, and you will be charged an additional amount equal to the cost of the collection as well as any other fees incurred by the University of Haifa.

Involuntary Withdrawal/Dismissal:

The University of Haifa reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose conduct or academic standing warrants such action. In the event that a student is asked to leave the program, no refund whatsoever will be granted to the student.

Exchange Students:

All exchange students are required to pay the following fees:

    1. Activity
    2. Dormitories (including the non-refundable deposit)
    3. Mandatory Health Insurance

Course Cancellation and Course Cost Policy:

The University of Haifa reserves the right to change and or cancel any program up until one month before the start of that specific program.

Prices for courses are also subject to change from one academic year to another. Therefore, participant invoices are subject to change in accordance to new prices.

 

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