Law School Aid

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Merit-Based Scholarships

The School of Law annually awards 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 award letter.

100% Tuition Thomas More Scholarship

New students should also consider applying for the Thomas More Scholarship, 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

 
2013-2014   108   31 
2012-2013  132    26 
2011-2012   176   40 

Apply for Federal Student Aid at: FAFSA.ED.GOV

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) online at: FAFSA.ed.gov

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 award and must also count them toward meeting financial need. In cases where the receipt of an outside scholarships impacts a student’s financial aid award, we reduce the loan program rather than reducing other scholarships.

Once you have notified us of scholarships you have received, we will adjust your award and send you a revised financial aid award 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 awards. Search our list of outside  scholarships

Contact Us

Additional questions? You can reach us by phone at: 509-313-6582 and email: finaid@gonzaga.edu

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 awards. Search our list of scholarships

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 awards. Search our list of scholarships

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 awards. Search our list of scholarships