Tuition & Financial Aid

Zaytuna is among the country's most generous colleges. Our goal is to have our students graduate debt-free.

An Education for All

As a Muslim college, Zaytuna is an inheritor of a centuries-long tradition that enables and encourages students to pursue knowledge as a right, regardless of economic circumstances. This is why our financial aid policy removes economic barriers to seeking knowledge by offering any admitted student who cannot afford the cost of education a generous financial assistance package. We follow a need-blind admissions process and do our best to ensure our students complete their education debt-free. Students apply for and receive financial aid directly from Zaytuna in the form of merit scholarships or need-based aid. 

Financial Aid

Zaytuna College does not participate in federal- or state-sponsored grant or loan programs. Students may apply for financial aid from the College. Assistance is classified into two types, based on the criteria by which the financial assistance is awarded: merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships (zakat).

Merit-based Scholarships

Zaytuna College awards merit aid according to a student’s academic record. Any student in the BA Classes of 2022-2025 and MA Classes of 2022-2023 (current students) who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 are eligible to apply for a merit scholarship. Incoming BA students (Class of 2026 and later) and MA students (Class of 2024 and later) with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or above may apply for a merit scholarship.

Need-based Financial Aid

Need-based aid is awarded on a scale depending on the student’s and (if applicable) parents’ income and assets. Zaytuna designed its need-based aid to ensure that all qualified students can attend the College, while asking that they, with their families, contribute what they are reasonably able to pay toward their education.

Financial Aid for SAI

Anyone that is granted need-based aid for undergraduate studies is automatically granted need-based aid for the Summer Arabic Intensive.

Married Housing

The cost for on-campus married student housing is $20,000 for the academic year. If both spouses are Zaytuna students, each student must pay $10,000 per academic year. Students with spouses who are not Zaytuna students must pay $20,000 per academic year. Each student may be eligible for up to $10,000 in financial aid for this cost. Non–Zaytuna College students who live in on-campus married student housing do not qualify for aid from the College.

Tuition | $19,000

Nonrefundable enrollment (one-time payment) | $250

Housing | $10,000

Refundable security deposit (one-time payment) | $500

Tuition | $27,592

Nonrefundable enrollment (one-time payment) | $250

Continuation fee | $4,400

Records maintenance fee during leave of absence (per semester) | $100

Special fee: MA application fee (one-time payment) | $40

Housing | $12,000

Reinstatement fee (for students who have withdrawn and wish to return) | $150

MA graduation fee (one-time payment) | $150

ID card placement fee (one-time payment) | $25

Refundable security deposit (one-time payment) | $500