Institutional Scholarships & Grants
During the upcoming school year Gonzaga University will award more than $31 million in scholarships and grants, called Gonzaga Grants. Through the generosity of many alumni, friends, and benefactors we award in excess of $3 million annually in endowed scholarships, many of which have particular criteria (for example, specific majors). Some scholarships and grants are awarded by particular departments and are contingent upon specific criteria. These institutional scholarships and grants are awarded both on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Most admitted students received some amount of their aid from institutional scholarships and/or grants.
Gonzaga University provides a Family Discount when there are multiple siblings simultaneously enrolled as full time, matriculated undergraduates. In such an instance, the younger of the siblings receives a 10% tuition discount. If there is a third sibling simultaneously enrolled, a 20% tuition discount is provided to the youngest and a 10% discount to the middle sibling. All siblings must be dependent undergrad students for financial aid purposes in order to qualify for the Family Discount.
Enrollment in the Bachelor of General Studies program is exempt from the discount.
Notification of the siblings' simultaneous enrollment needs to be provided by the family to the Financial Aid Office in order for us to determine eligibility and make this discount available.
The federal government provides Pell Grants to students who demonstrate the highest level of financial need as calculated by the federal formula for Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or professional degree. For the 2011-2012 school year, Pell Grant awards range from $0-$5,550.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Students with the highest level of financial need may also be awarded an SEOG. The source of this funding is the federal government; the selection of recipients is determined the institution. Gonzaga University gives full-time Pell Grant recipients who meet our February 1 priority filing deadline with the highest priority for this award. SEOG does not have to be repaid.
This is a $4,000 annual grant/loan awarded to students who agree to teach for four years as a highly-qualified teacher in a high-need field at a low-income school after completing their degree. If the four year service requirement is not met, the funds must be repaid by the student as an unsubsidized Stafford loan.
Washington State Grants
Washington State Need Grant (WSNG)
To be eligible for the WSNG a student must demonstrate financial need; be a resident of the State of Washington and, if a dependent student, have parents who are Washington residents; be enrolled at least half time, be in an eligible undergraduate degree seeking program; and have a family income below specified criteria set each year by the state of Washington. Eligible individuals will be automatically awarded this grant as a part of the financial aid packaging process. Preference is given to on-time filers.