Apply for Aid

New Undergraduate Students

At Gonzaga, we believe in making education accessible to everyone.  Gonzaga has generous financial aid programs; nearly two-thirds of students qualify for need-based financial aid.

The first step to apply for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  The FAFSA is a key tool that helps us determine federal, state, and need-based institutional aid eligibility. 

We strongly encourage new students to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible.  Submitting your FAFSA will ensure that you receive your financial aid offer in the initial round, giving you a timely and comprehensive understanding of the support available to you.   

We plan to mail financial aid offers to new students as soon as possible.  


Current Undergraduate Students

Students eligible for federal and state need-based aid, like the Pell Grant or Washington College Grant, or those planning to borrow federal loans must submit the FAFSA annually.  We encourage current undergraduate students to complete their FAFSA by April 1st to maximize federal, state, and institutional need-based aid eligibility.

Financial aid offers for current undergraduate students will be available to view in Zagweb in April. 

New FAFSA (FAFSA Simplification)

The FAFSA Simplification Act significantly changed the processes and systems used to determine federal student aid eligibility.  The FAFSA Simplification Act updates the terminology used in the financial aid process, expand access to Pell Grants, and streamline the FAFSA form.  The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now available, and we encourage families to complete it as soon as possible - for more information about changes to the FAFSA, please review the New FAFSA (FAFSA Simplification) webpage. 

Undocumented Students

  • State of Washington student residents who are not able to submit a FAFSA, can submit the WASFA (Washington Application For State Financial Aid).  The WASFA is specifically for low-income, non-citizen students who 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.  
  • For more information about financial aid and scholarships at Gonzaga, please get in touch with the Financial Aid Office by email ( or by phone, 509-313-6582.

International Students

All undergraduate international students who apply for admission are automatically considered for a merit scholarship.  International students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  International students do have the option to apply for a private loan, and certain private lenders may require a U.S. based cosigner.  For more information on private loan options please take a look at our Private Alternative Loan Webpage.

Additional International Cost and Scholarship Information:


How to Apply for Aid

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Undergraduate Students

We provide opportunities through scholarship and financial aid to make a Gonzaga education more accessible.

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Graduate Students

Matriculated graduate students are eligible for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan as part of the FAFSA process.

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Law Students

The School of Law annually awards more than $2 million in renewable scholarships to entering students.

Contact the Financial Aid Office