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