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Tuition & Aid

Fiscal year 2022 includes the Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semesters. All Master of Islamic Religious Leadership applicants who have applied for admission by the admissions deadline will receive an email message from the BIS Office of Financial Aid with instructions on how to apply. This single application is for both merit-based and need-based grants.

Tuition & Fees

For the 2022-2023 Academic year, the cost to attend the Master of Islamic Religious Leadership (MIRL) as a full-time student is $20,750.00.

Please note the following:

  • The books and materials cost is an approximate, paid separately by the student per course item.
  • The health insurance through BIS is available only to students who enroll full-time and reside in Massachusetts.
  • The health insurance cost (and requirement) can be waived via the BIS Health Insurance waiver.

Billable (Direct) Costs:

Tuition
$16,000.00
Student Services and Activities Fee
$250.00
Health Insurance*
$3,000.00

Non-Billable (Indirect) Costs:

Books and Materials
$1,500.00
Total Tuition & Fees
$20,750.00
Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to delivering the best educational experience to its students. The Seminary views its financial aid and scholarship program as an investment in students and their futures, and thus will make an effort to support all admitted students who demonstrate financial need. 

Scholarships

Boston Islamic Seminary does not participate in federal or state sponsored grant or loan programs. BIS offers several full scholarships for students in the MIRL program.

Awards are based on demonstrated academic and leadership merit, as determined by the MIRL scholarship committee.

Merit-based Financial Assistance

Scholarship Scholarships are merit awards for outstanding academic achievement, although some scholarships can be awarded for special talents or leadership potential. Students awarded a Merit Scholarship must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or above to maintain the scholarship. This academic scholarship is only to be applied to tuition.

About the Seminary

According to a NPR survey, there are more than 2,100 mosques in the United States but they have a challenge – there aren’t enough imams or spiritual leaders, especially those who realize the challenges of a Muslim American today, to go around. BIS was established to address the gap in qualified American Muslim religious leaders. BIS is also the first Islamic Seminary in the U.S. to receive the authority to award the Masters of Islamic Religious Leadersrhip (MIRL) degree.