The Department of Religious Studies provides a limited amount of financial aid in the form of renewable one-semester graduate assistantships or research assistantships and occasional direct scholarship aid. All forms of financial aid are administered by one of the Department's Graduate Program Co-Directors. Financial aid is available for Spring and Fall semesters only.
Only students who have been fully accepted into the program are eligible to apply for financial aid. Normally, only students who are full time (minimum of six credit hours) are considered for financial aid, although there are occasional exceptions.
Criteria for Awards:
Decisions regarding financial aid awards will be based upon the following criteria:
- Financial need
- Academic performance (proven ability to do and complete graduate work in a timely manner)
- Ministerial service
- Potential contributions to the church and community
- Amount of University funding available
To apply for financial aid, students should use the request form available in the Religious Studies Department. You will need to explain on this form the basis for the request and disclose other financial aid requested or received (e.g. The Ministry Institute, student loans, etc.). You must also indicate how many credits you will be taking during the semester for which you are requesting financial aid.
Students who have received aid in the previous semester are eligible to reapply each semester. If circumstances have changed for any reason, you can indicate that at the time. The maximum award is one-half tuition.
Graduate assistants/research assistants will be assigned to work with a Religious Studies faculty member. Students are required to record the number of hours worked and the student's supervisor will sign off each month on the provided hourly form. A student is eligible for further aid only if work is regarded as satisfactory by the assigned faculty supervisor.
Students will be notified regarding deadlines for financial aid applications on a semester basis.
Federal Stafford Loans
Graduate students are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans as part of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. File your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov every year to receive financial aid. For more information and assistance with the application process please contact Gonzaga's Financial Aid Office.
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Religious Studies Graduate Program
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0057
Phone: (509) 313-6782
Fax: (509) 313-5718
Location: Robinson House,
Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8 a.m.-Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.