Graduate Aid

There are many options when it comes to financing your master's degree. You can apply for federal financial aid, which is not based on need, check your company for employer reimbursement or gain scholarships.

Financial Aid

  • Graduate student financial aid is not based on income
  • Eligible students can receive up to $20,500
  • To be eligible, students must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The 2023-2024 FAFSA application is currently available for completion.  The Department of Education has NOT announced when the 2024-2025 FAFSA application will be available for completion.  Please check back in for notifications on when this FAFSA will be made available for completion.
  • Gonzaga University’s school code is 003778
  • Students must be admitted as a matriculated student in a graduate program in order to receive federal financial aid


  • Once accepted into the program, new students are eligible to apply for a one-time internal scholarship worth the cost of one-credit. 
  • Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office maintains a database of scholarships for students to access, search and apply for scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants provide you with some financial help to pursue your degree and offer the following opportunities to further your education.

  • Work closely with faculty members
  • Gain further expertise in their field; enhance their research skills and develop pedagogical skills
  • Acquire experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness and performance evaluation

Assistantship Application Deadlines 

  • August 1st for Fall
  • December 10th for Spring
  • April 10th for Summer

Military Benefits

  • As a demonstration of our appreciation and respect for military service, we offer a 10% tuition discount to all active service members, active service members’ spouses and veterans. 
  • Active duty service members must provide a recent LES statement, proof of orders, or letter from a commanding officer.
  • Veterans will need to provide a DD214 that indicates an honorable discharge.
  • To learn more about benefits and support available to members of the armed services, contact Veteran Services at (509) 313-6596.


  • Boeing - 10% Discount*
  • Bank of America - 10% Discount*
  • Federal Employees - 10% Discount*
  • Catholic Diocese of Spokane

Gonzaga University in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Spokane offers a 50% tuition reduction to qualified full-time teachers, principals and Pastoral/Diocesan Ministers working in schools or parishes under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

*Proof of employment is required for discount.

Employer Tuition Reimbursements

Many organizations offer tuition reimbursement programs. Please check with your benefits department for details.

Payment Plans

You can work with the Student Accounts office to set up a payment plan for your tuition.