Pricing & Terms




NCSY/JSU Summer Programs prices include round-trip airfare from New York’s JFK Airport (unless otherwise noted) for international programs only, all hotel stays and accommodations, 3 meals a day, trips, and admission fees for regularly scheduled activities for the duration of the trip. Prices do not include the transportation to or from JFK Airport, spending money for gifts, games, books, snacks or any optional purchases. All prices for these programs are in US Dollars and all payments must be made in USD.

Payment Schedule

A $500 USD application fee is due upon completion of application (not included in the tuition of the program). The application fee is fully refundable until February 29, 2024. If an applicant is rejected, a full refund will be processed.

There are 3 payment options which will have to be decided at the time of acceptance to the program.

Option 1: Pay in full upon acceptance.

Option 2: Payment in 3 installments: $2,000 deposit upon acceptance, February 28th payment of $2,000/$4,000 (depending on program), April 1st balance.

Option 3: Full balance divided into monthly payments starting from the time of acceptance and ending April 1st, 2024.

Upon acceptance to any program, we require  that one of the payment options be selected to secure a seat on the program. If the option is not selected within two weeks of acceptance, NCSY/JSU reserves the right to reassign the seat to another applicant. All fees must be paid in full by April 1st.  We reserve the right to give away a spot if fees are not paid in a timely fashion.  

Any scholarships received prior to the final scheduled payment will be reflected and adjusted in the final payment.

Please be in touch with your summer programs associate about all payment plans.

Payment Methods

NCSY/JSU Summer tuition payments can be made by credit card, debit card, check, ACH (echeck) or money order. The application fee may be paid by credit card, debit card or ACH and will be processed automatically once the application is submitted.

NCSY/JSU Summer currently accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. There will be a credit card convenience fee of 3% for all credit card (not debit card) payments.

Application Fee

There is a $500 appliccation fee (not included in the tuition of the program) which is due upon completion of the application through our online registration system. Please see our refund schedule for more details.

Withdrawals, Refunds & Cancellations

If NCSY/JSU cancels a program or rejects your child’s application to a program, all monies paid will be refunded in full.

If a program is cancelled due to COVID-19, all payments will be refunded in full.

Once the program begins, there are no refunds for expulsion or early voluntary termination from the program. There will be no refunds given for any portion of the trip that is unused.

No allowances will be made for late arrivals or early departures.

Many of the expenses that NCSY/JSU pays in advance to our vendors are non-refundable. Therefore, we have developed the following refund schedule to help us cover some of those non-refundable expenses should you choose to cancel from the program.

Upon cancellation, please notify our office by phone or email immediately. However, refunds are processed solely upon receipt of WRITTEN NOTIFICATION to NCSY/JSU. To accomplish this, you may send us an email (using the email address we have for you on file) with your official notice of cancellation.

If your written cancellation is received on or before:

  • February 29, 2024 – payments are full refundable
  • March 15 2024 – payments are refundable less $2,000
  • April 1, 2024 – payments are refundable less $3,000
  • After April 1, 2024 payments are no longer refundable.

Program Capacity Policy

When a program is filled to capacity and all participants are enrolled and fully committed, we will notify everyone enrolled in that program with sufficient notice that tuition payments are no longer refundable, even prior to April 1st.


NCSY/JSU reserves the right to terminate a child’s participation in an NCSY/JSU Summer Program.  When the decision has been made to remove a participant from a program, it will be done as soon as possible.  Any cost incurred in sending a participant home will be at the participant’s and his or her parent’s or guardian’s own expense.  There will be no refunds given for any portion of the trip that is unused.

Flight Arrangements & Luggage

Transportation for all international programs is via group flight.  Airline tickets are not transferable and may not be exchangeable for reservations at any other date.  All flight deviation fees are the responsibility of parents of program participants.  NCSY/JSU is not responsible for the cancellation or schedule change of any flights nor any fees connected with their cancellation, schedule change or lost baggage.  In all cases of lost or damaged luggage, program participants must deal directly with the airline.  Information regarding recommended travel insurance will be sent to parents of program participants.

The following flight surcharges will apply:

  • TJJ Southern/Yeshivat TJJ: $300
  • TJJ West Coast/TJJ Action: $350
  • TJJ Canada: $150 (this also applies to the direct YYZ-TLV flights for TJJ AP and Next Step)
  • TJJ Midwest: $300

Subject to Change

All program dates are subject to change and all program fees are subject to change due to flight and fuel price increases and other variables. Additionally, the duration, itinerary or other details of the program may be canceled, curtailed, altered or modified without prior notice, obligation, or reimbursement.

Jewish Federation/Grants

Many Jewish Federations offer grants and scholarships for teens attending Israel programs during the summer. Contact your local Jewish federation, Synagogue, or other Jewish institutions to find out about scholarship opportunities.  For a partial listing of scholarships available in your area, please click here.