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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 do our best to ensure our students complete their education debt-free and do not offer loans as aid or participate in state or federal loan programs. Students apply for and receive financial aid directly from Zaytuna in the form of merit scholarships, need-based aid, and special grants. Our admissions decisions are need blind, and we seek dedicated students from all socio-economic backgrounds and experiences.

(Annual) Undergraduate Program Costs
Fee Description Cost


Nonrefundable enrollment (one-time payment)




Refundable security deposit (one-time payment)


(Annual) Graduate Program Costs
Fee Description Cost


Continuation fee


Records Maintenance fee during leave of absence (per semester)


Special fee: MA application fee (one-time payment)




Reinstatement fee (for students who have withdrawn and wish to return)


MA graduation fee (one-time payment)


ID card placement fee (one-time payment)


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.

Financial assistance may be classified into three types, based on the criteria through which the financial assistance is awarded: merit-based assistance and two forms of need-based assistance (zakat and special grants).

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded by the College and are independent of need-based financial aid. They are awarded for outstanding academic achievements, although some merit scholarships can be awarded for leadership potential. A cumulative GPA of 3.70 is required to qualify for a scholarship.

Need-based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid (zakat) is awarded on the basis of the financial need of the student. We will evaluate financial need according to information submitted with the financial aid application. Applications for financial aid will be provided to admitted students.

Special Grants

Zaytuna strives diligently to assist students in securing the funds needed to study at the College. Under special circumstances, limited need-based financial aid may be awarded to students who do not meet the requirements of the merit-based scholarship and who are not qualified for zakat.

Who Qualifies for Zakat?

Anyone that can prove they are not able to pay for a College education. Need-based financial aid for the Summer Arabic Intensive is not governed by GPA since this is a prerequisite program for anyone granted admissions into Zaytuna that cannot test out of Arabic level I. Anyone that is granted need-based aid for undergraduate studies is automatically granted need-based aid for the Summer Arabic Intensive.

Refund Policy

All enrollment cancellations and requests for refunds must be made by email to the Financial Aid Office by emailing [email protected].