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
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).
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.
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.