Undocumented Student Information
"We are a university called to live and learn and teach and explore not comfortably at the center of the culture, but at the frontiers - the cutting edge, the margins, places that require courage."
- Thayne M. McCulloh, D. Phil., President of Gonzaga University
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Statement of Support for Undocumented Students: Presidents of Jesuit colleges and universities, including Gonzaga, support the presence of undocumented individuals as students within our institutions.
As you consider your college options, we want to provide you with resources that will guide you through the admission process and show you how we support our students. We want you to #BeAZag!
- Submit your application for admission by the Early Action deadline of November 15, or the Regular Decision deadline of February 1. You can complete your application for admission at www.commonapp.org. Students are NOT required to have a social security number to submit the Common Application.
- Your application for admission will automatically be reviewed by the Office of Admission to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Gonzaga merit scholarship information (en Español).
- Explore Gonzaga admission requirements.
- For additional questions about admission and scholarships to Gonzaga contact MariaFernanda Gomez Gonzalez at 509-313-6285 or any of our admission cournselors.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Additional to merit-based scholarships, consider applying for other Gonzaga scholarships. We recommend viewing www.gonzaga.edu/scholarships for Gonzaga scholarships that require an additional application. You are also encouraged to view our outside scholarship database to view additional scholarships you may be eligible for.
- Washington student residents can submit the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) as soon as possible. As a result of the Washington REAL Hope Act becoming a law, applications for state need grant funds are now being accepted. This is specifically for low-income, non-citizen students that attended a Washington high school who are unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status.
- Non-Washington residents should fill out and submit the Needs Analysis Form to apply for need-based financial aid.
- Ready Set Grad is a great resource for scholarships and financial aid
- Gonzaga accepts the College Bound Scholarship.
- Additionally, view the WashBoard.org for additional scholarships for WA residents.
- For more information about financial aid and scholarships at Gonzaga, please contact email@example.com or 509-313-6582.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
- On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key criteria may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. (See: U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
- See this link for DACA information and eligibility: unitedwedream.org
Gonzaga Community Support
- Gonzaga University's Mission Statement
- Gonzaga's Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) strives to build a community of equity and inclusion that guides and challenges all to respect and value human difference.
- UMEC Mission statement: In alignment with Gonzaga's faith-inspired commitment to diversity, UMEC provides educational opportunities that cultivate mindfulness, intercultural development and support the benefits of a pluralistic and inclusive environment.
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Statement of Support for Undocumented Students - Presidents of Jesuit colleges and universities, including Gonzaga, support the presence of undocumented individuals as students within our institutions.
- Jesuit Study on Undocumented Students The study, entitled, "Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education," focuses on recommendations from Jesuit colleges and universities on ways to help undocumented students.
- For current and prospective students, please reach out to UMEC if you have questions about Gonzaga's support and resources for undocumented students (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Career and Professional Development
- The services of the Career and Professional Development Office are available and free to all Gonzaga students. Remaining current with the law regarding DACA status is advised. Currently, US employment laws require employees to have documentation to show eligibility for employment.
- For more information about Gonzaga's resources, please see our website or email us directly at email@example.com.
- Information from The College Board for Undocumented Students
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
- FinAid.org - Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- 21 Progress - Empowering Leaders. Advancing Ideas
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) help empower undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career, and citizenship.
- ¿Necesita información en español? - Contact Ivette Dávila in the Office of Admission
Contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-313-6572 if you have specific questions.