Affording Barrack

Thank you for considering Barrack Hebrew Academy for your family. We recognize that finances play a very important role in family decision making. If you are concerned about affordability at Barrack, we invite you to start the conversation with us. Please call the Admissions Office at 610.922.2350.

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Grade Tuition
Grade 6 $28,400
Grade 7 $29,400
Grade 8 $30,600
Grade 9 $34,000
Grades 10-12 $34,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Fees

  • Activity Fee: $400
  • Technology Fee: $200 
  • Security Fee: $300 
  • PTO Dues: $36 (per family)
  • Tuition Refund Plan: 
    • Grade 6: $122 
    • Grade 7: $126 
    • Grade 8: $132 
    • Grade 9: $146 
    • Grades 10-12: $150 
  • Transportation: $750-$1,000 per student, depending on route
  • Resource Program Fee (if applicable):
    • Middle school: $2,100
    • Upper school: $1,400

Deposit: $2,000 non-refundable deposit is due on or before March 1, 2019. After March 2, 2019, the deposit will be $2,500. You will be required to pay your deposit as part of the online enrollment and re-enrollment process.

Tuition Refund Plan

All families are required to participate in the tuition refund plan. Learn more about Barrack's tuition refund plan here.

Tuition Affordability at Barrack

Please see our the dropdown about our different Tuition Assistance programs. 

Tuition Payment Plans

In order to assure convenience and efficiency for our parents as well as the school, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has once again retained FACTS Management Company to manage all tuition payment plans and collections for the 2018-2019 school year. All tuition payments will be made to FACTS either by Automated Bank Draft (ACH) or Credit Card. Please note, if you choose to make payments through a credit card, there is a 2.85% processing charge.

If you are a returning family, you will automatically be re-enrolled in FACTS using the same information, choice of payment plan, and dates of payment as last year. If you want to make any changes to your payment plan information, please login to your FACTS online account and make the changes or contact the Business Office for assistance. To access the FACTS sign in page, click here.

If you are a new family to Barrack, as part of the online enrollment process, you will be directed to the FACTS sign in page where you will need to set up a username and password and choose your tuition payment plan. If you have applied for tuition assistance and already have a username and password, you will still need to choose your tuition payment plan. Once you have completed the FACTS online enrollment, you will be redirected back to the online enrollment process. For more information about FACTS, see below.

The deadline for enrolling and re-enrolling for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 1, 2019. If you have any questions about the online enrollment and re-enrollment process, please contact Jennifer Groen '91, Director of Strategy and Enrollment Management at 610.922.2350 or by email at jgroen@jbha.org. If you have any questions about online enrollment in FACTS, please contact a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1.866.315.9262 or 1.866.441.4637. If you have any other questions regarding tuition and/or tuition payment, please contact Ariele Z. Klausner '76, Director of Finance at 610.922.2340 or by email at aklausner@jbha.org.

Tuition Assistance

Barrack is committed to helping students from a range of economic backgrounds join our community. To that end, we do have scholarship and tuition assistance funds available. Please read below about the tuition assistance process.

FACTS

Effective December 1, 2018, the 2019-20 Tuition Assistance application process will begin. Barrack will continue to use FACTS Management’s Grant & Aid Assessment to perform the financial aid analysis for all families applying. In order to apply for tuition assistance you must complete the FACTS application online. The deadline for completing the FACTS Tuition Assistance application and submitting all necessary supporting documents is February 22, 2019.

To access the FACTS online application, please click here.

Applications are not complete until all the following documents are received by FACTS Management:

  • Copy of 2017 Federal Tax Forms including all supporting tax schedules, W-2’s and 1099’s
  • Copy of 2018 W-2’s and 1099’s (available after January 31, 2019)
  • Copy of supporting documents for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (if applicable)
  • IRS Form 4506-T: Request for Transcript of Tax Return
    • In order to download a copy of IRS Form 4506-T, please click here.

Supporting documents can be sent to FACTS in either of the following ways:

  • Uploaded in pdf format online (preferable)
  • Mailed to: 
    FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment 
    P.O. Box 82524 
    Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

Please be sure to include the Applicant ID on all uploaded or mailed correspondence.

If you have any questions about applying for Tuition Assistance through FACTS Management, please call a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1.866.315.9262 or 1.866.441.4637.

EITC

In addition to our own scholarship funds, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has formed the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, through which it distributes funds from Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) processes all the EITC/OSTC applications for the Foundation. If you qualify for EITC/OSTC, you must complete this application. The JBHA Tuition Adjustment Committee may modify or withdraw your financial aid award if you do not apply for this additional scholarship.

The EITC/OSTC online application is available as of February 15, 2019. To access the Foundation for Jewish Day School EITC/OSTC application, please click here.

Please note:

  1. Your 2018 tax documents are required: ISTS will no longer be accepting previous-year tax information
  2. The deadline for completing the ISTS application is April 19, 2019.
  3. First time families will be asked for a Program Key. The Program Key is: FJDS

EITC/OSTC Eligibility Information: 
Please consult the table below to determine whether your family qualifies to apply. 
Note: Each student included in the EITC/OSTC application must be a resident of Pennsylvania living with his/her parent(s) or legal guardian.
 

EITC/OSTC Eligibility Information:

Number of 
Dependents
Maximum Income
1 $100,608
2 $116,216
3 $131,824
4 $147,432
5 $163,040
  add $15,608 for each additional dependent

 

The tuition aid determination process will begin at the end of March 2019 and notifications will be sent to families shortly thereafter.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Olga Voskoboynik in the Business Office at 610.922.2342 or by email at ovoskoboynik@jbha.org

Tuition Refund Plan

Learn more about Barrack's tuition refund plan here.

FACTS FAQs

FACTS provides flexible payment plan options to families at private and faith-based schools. Families can budget their tuition, making private school more accessible and affordable. The process is simple, convenient, and secure.

Once your information is received and processed by FACTS, you will receive a FACTS Confirmation Notice. This notice will confirm your payment plan information. Please check this information for accuracy, and contact Barrack or FACTS with any discrepancies.

 

Is my information secure?

Yes. Your personal information, including payment information, is protected with the highest security standards in the industry. For more information on security, visit FACTSmgt.com.

When will my payments be due?

Your payment schedule is set by Barrack and Barrack will decide the time of day your payments are processed.

What happens when my payment falls on a weekend or a holiday?

Your payment will be processed on the next business day.

What happens if a payment is returned?

Returned payments may be subject to a FACTS Returned Payment Fee; watch for a returned payment notice for additional information.

How do I make changes once my agreement is on the FACTS system?

Changes to your address, phone number, email address, or banking information can be made at https://online.factsmgt.com or by contacting Barrack or FACTS. Any changes to payment dates or amounts need to be approved by the school and the school will then need to notify FACTS. All changes must be received by FACTS at least two business days prior to the automatic payment date in order to affect the upcoming payment.

What is the cost to set up a payment plan?

If an enrollment fee is due, the amount of the fee is indicated when setting up your agreement. If applicable, the nonrefundable FACTS enrollment fee will be automatically processed within fourteen days of the agreement being posted to the FACTS system.

Open House Dates for 2019-2020

Contact


JENNIFER GROEN '91
Director of Strategy and Enrollment Management
610.922.2350
jgroen@jbha.org
 
BETH RIVKIND
Associate Director of Admissions
610.922.2347
brivkind@jbha.org
 
RAYNA ERLICK
Enrollment and Digital Communications Coordinator
610.922.2364
rerlick@jbha.org