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Financial Hardship

The Crescent View Academy Board of Directors and Administration want to give an opportunity to all students to attend our school.  Therefore, we have established a Financial Hardship Committee that reviews applications for tuition assistance.

2020-2021 Financial Hardship Application

Rules for Financial Aid from Zakat and Sadaqa Funds:

 Deadline for financial aid is April 30, 2020 as decisions are made before the academic year starts.

  1. Submit the 2020-2021 Financial Hardship Application to the Business Office.
  2. Only written approval by the CVA Financial Hardship Committee constitutes a commitment on the part of the school.
  3.  Financial aid is granted for one academic year only.
  4.  The parent(s) may be asked to come in for an in-person interview with the finance team.
  5.  Please attach your child’s academic and (any) discipline records for evaluation by the school. A student receiving any financial aid must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and be in good behavior standing.
  6.  Any incomplete application will not be considered.
  7.  Failure by the student and/or family to adhere to these conditions may result in aid termination.
  8.  A tuition discount is given to the parents from Zakat funds who are eligible to receive zakat and whose income is below Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.


Required Documents

  1. 2019 Federal Tax Return
  2. 2 months of pay stubs
  3. 2019 W-2
  4. Rental agreement or mortgage statement
  5. Copy of vehicle registrations for mother & father

The Financial Hardship Committee would like to share with you the following information regarding the distribution and collection of Zakat Funds. The Holy Quran describes the following categories that are entitled to receive Zakat in Chapter Al-Tawbah 9:60:

في قوله تعالى : ( إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَالْغَارِمِينَ وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ ) التوبة/60.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “As-Sadaqaat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqaraa’ (poor), and Al‑Masaakeen (the needy) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah’s Cause (i.e. for Mujahedeen — those fighting in a holy battle), and for the wayfarer (a traveler who is cut off from everything).” [Al-Tawbah 9:60]

Zakat is permissible to the following:

  • “The poor man(لِلْفُقَرَاءِ-faqeer) is the one who has no wealth and no means of earning a living and meeting his needs.“  In al-Minhaaj ma‘a Mughni al-Muhtaaj (4/173)
  • “The miskeen (وَالْمَسَاكِين-needy) is the one who is able to acquire money or income to meet some of his needs but it is not enough for him.“ Al-Minhaaj ma‘a Sharhihi Mughni al-Muhtaaj, 4/176.
  •  It is also permissible to give Zakat to one who is in debt(وَالْغَارِمِين Al-Gharimeen), if he cannot afford to pay off his debt.  Al-Minhaaj ma‘a Sharhihi Mughni al-Muhtaaj
  •  It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Adiyy ibn al-Khayyaar from two men who were Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that they came to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and asked him for charity. He looked at them and saw that they were strong and said: “If you wish, I will give to you but there is no share in it for one who is independent of means or one who is strong and able to earn a living.” Narrated by Abu Dawood (1633)
  •  “The one who is independent of means is the one who has what is sufficient for one year, or he is able to earn a living, or he has a salary that suffices him. Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat (1/295
  •  The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “One who is independent of means or who is strong and can earn a living has no share of it.” Narrated by Abu Dawood (1633)

We hope that you have read and understood your Islamic rights and understand the Islamic jurisprudence and wisdom involved in using Zakat funds.