Law School Aid

Merit-Based Scholarships

The School of Law annually offers more than $2 million in renewable scholarships to entering students. Scholarships are based upon scholastic merit, including undergraduate grades and performance on the LSAT.

All entering applicants are considered for scholarships by the Admissions Committee.

Most scholarships require a GPA of 2.75 for renewability and some require a 3.2. All scholarship renewability requirements are explained in the offer letter.

Law Scholarship Policy

100% Tuition Carl Maxey Social Justice Scholarship Program

New students should also consider applying for the Carl Maxey Social Justice Scholarship Program, a 100% tuition scholarship for students interested in dedicating their career to public service. Applications are separate from the admissions application, and are due by February 1st of each year.

Scholarship Retention Data

Students Matriculating In 

# Entering with Conditional Scholarship 

# Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated 

2018-2019 146 33
2017-2018 115 28
2016-2017 102 23
2015-2016 126 25
2013-2014 108 31
 2012-2013 132 26
 2011-2012 176 40

Apply for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal student aid available through the U.S. Department of Education, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is available October 1 of the year prior to your school start.

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Outside Scholarships

Students who receive private scholarships from outside sources must report these scholarships to the Financial Aid Office. We are required to include all outside scholarships as part of your financial aid offer and must also count them toward meeting financial need. In cases where the receipt of an outside scholarships impacts a student’s financial aid offer, we reduce the loan program rather than reducing other scholarships.

Once you have notified us of scholarships you have received, we will adjust your offer and send you a revised financial aid offer notice. 

Endowed Scholarships

Each year, application notice and instructions will be sent to all current 1L and 2L students via their law school email accounts. Students will have a chance to apply for endowed/foundation scholarships. Applications will include scholarships from the general pool, as well as scholarships which may have certain specifications and/or restrictions based on donor wishes and intent.

Outside Scholarship Search

In support of our current and potential students, Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office maintains a database of scholarships for students to access, search and apply for scholarships. Search our list of outside scholarships

Contact Us

Additional questions? You can reach us by phone at: 509-313-6582 and email: