November 15, 2009 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #590809sbergerMember
Can someone tell me about getting into Lakewood as a bochur? What is the bechina like? Will you get in if you can’t pay much in terms of tuition?November 16, 2009 3:10 am at 3:10 am #667964pookieMember
not sure but good luckNovember 16, 2009 4:35 am at 4:35 am #667965tamazaballMember
i really dont know but ill ask my brotherinlaw who lives there.November 16, 2009 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #667966arcParticipant
They dont farher for another 4 months or so. You may need a a student loan depending how little you can pay.November 16, 2009 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #667967HealthParticipant
Why don’t they pay you, like the youngerleit?November 16, 2009 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #667968jphoneMember
why do you want to learn in lakewood?November 16, 2009 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #667969JotharMember
The best way to get into Lakewood Yeshiva is through the front doors.November 16, 2009 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #667970tzippiMember
To Jothar: and I thought the answer was, practice.
Hatzlacha to the OP and may you see hashgacha every step of the way.November 16, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #667971shaatraMember
I’m sure if u can’t pay much that won’t be a problem. You’ll work it out with them. I’m sure many of those guys don’t pay full…November 17, 2009 3:11 am at 3:11 am #667972goody613Member
surfing the internet definitely won’t help thatNovember 17, 2009 3:23 am at 3:23 am #667973potsandpansMember
Having a brother who just went throught that whole process…i’ll throw in some pointers:
There is a a bechina…if the boy is in Eretz Isroel, they set up appointment with the boy to fill out paperwork…then they get a date when their bechina will take place.
there are few bochanim…some harder than others, but you don’t get to pick which one you want.
You need to review info well because as of what im hearing lately, they became more stringent and picky about level of excellence…making sure they only accept boys who are serious and do well on it.
DON’T ask me WHY, but Brisker guys have it easier to get in, even if a Mir guy scored much higher! just way it is!
Many Mir guys say that they had run arounds with the paperwork, acceptance, and other details. they basically had to wait longer to get their answer!
tuition sitution is actually bit sticky, they like to pick first boys who claim will pay full tution…dunno if they actually do.
so I know of many boys who will write that they will pay full tution Bli neder, I”H ect…because they hope they can eventhough they know it won’t really happen cuz they don’t wana be discriminated just based on that…
im not sure if this applies to e/o…I do know that they have some kind of gov programs to help with the tuition…November 17, 2009 4:21 am at 4:21 am #667974anon for thisParticipant
Which government programs provide help for Lakewood tuition?November 17, 2009 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #667975telegrokMember
If $$$ is an issue, try RIETS (YU) – seriously – if you have an undergraduate degree, there is NO TUITION FEE to learn in the yeshiva (obviously this includes going to various shiurim, as well – it’s not simply, “yeah, grab a seat in the beis medresh and make yourself at home” – you get the full four-course experience); if you’re single and get admitted to one of the YU kollels, you also get a free dorm room; if you’re married and get into one of the kollels, you have a shot at a kollel apartment on campus – there may be stipends for single guys, tooNovember 17, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #667976tzippiMember
Anon for this, every guy who applies has to fill out a FAFSA form, so they are accredited which gives one some options.November 17, 2009 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #667977cantoresqMember
I think the easiest way to get in Lakewood is via the Garden State Parkway. It works if one is married or single.November 17, 2009 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #667978arcParticipant
Grok not to get into comparing but YU doesnt fit into this conversation.November 17, 2009 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #667979cholentkugelkishkeMember
cantoresq – some take the 9.November 17, 2009 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #667980telegrokMember
arc – I know – they are very, very, different institutions – and they attract different types of guys –
But, there might be a fellow out there who could find himself feeling “at home” at either – and maybe as he is thinking about how he is going to pay for his tuition and living expenses, etc., the notion that there is a yeshiva where he find a seat and learn for no charge might be worthwhile –
it’s informational, that’s all –
In my time I’ve had the privilege and joy of wandering into a lot beis medreshes all over the place – and I’ve found that if I close my eyes and just listen to the love of learning, a lot begins to equalize –
having said, I also recognize differences in hashkafah, me’halachs of yeshivos, etc – but, again – there might be a guy out there who can’t afford to pay and can’t afford to take out loans –November 17, 2009 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #667981cantoresqMember
But the GSP is the fastest way there, usually
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