Undocumented Student Information

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 StudentsPresidents 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 finaid@gonzaga.edu 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
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 careers@gonzaga.edu.  
Additional Resources

Contact the Office of Admission at admissions@gonzaga.edu or 509-313-6572 if you have specific questions.