Non-Degree Program

Tuition & Aid

The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates. The standard tuition is $150 per course, with discounts for each additional course taken.





$ 150 (per course)

$ 100 (per course)


$ 100 (additional course)

$ 50 (additional course)


$ 150 (per course)

$ 100 (per course)


$ 100 (additional course)

$ 50 (additional course)


$ 0

$ 0


$ 60

$ 20



The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.

Please note that the financial aid application deadline is one week before the start-date of any given course. Financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted.  Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. Click here to apply for financial aid.

Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


All enrollment cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Office of Admissions. Students must submit a signed withdrawal form or send email from their account. If a student notifies the Seminary in writing of intent not to enroll prior to the first day of classes, 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. However, all fees such as application fee or student activities fee are non-refundable.

Students who drop one or more courses, or withdraw from the semester after the add/drop period are subject to the following penalties:

  • Up to 2 weeks 20%
  • After 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks 50%
  • After 4 weeks and up to 8 weeks 75%
  • After 8 weeks 100%

Refunds are paid within 30 calendar days of the student’s request. Refunds can only be paid to the person from whom the funds originated. All refund amounts exclude any financial aid disbursed by the Seminary. Students on partial financial aid receive a refund commensurate with the percentage of tuition they have paid, less any unpaid bills they have at the time of their withdrawal. A refund is the unearned amount of institutional charges that must be returned to the Seminary. Students withdrawing from the program after November 1 for the Fall Semester or after April 1 for the Spring semester will not receive any refunds.

“The teachers are incredibly kind and knowledgeable, and have touched me with their sincerity and efforts. I am grateful to all of them and the organizing team, and highly recommend the program to all interested students and young professionals.” – Fatima, Student

Program Contact Info

Islamic Foundations Certificate

60 Willow Street
Chelsea, MA 02150

(781) 584-0883

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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.