Undocumented Undergraduate Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid for Undocumented Students at Gonzaga

Submit your Application for Admission by December 1st

Your Admission Application will be reviewed by the Office of Admission to determine your eligibility for a merit-based scholarship ranging from $12,000 to $23,000 per year for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information about the admission process or to apply online, please visit the Office of Admission.

Washington State Residents Only:

Submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) beginning October 1st

It is to your advantage to file the WASFA to see what other institutional and state funding you might qualify for. Submit your WASFA online at Readysetgrad.wa.gov. The WASFA must be resubmitted each year. 

The WASFA is only for undocumented Washington Resident Students. Students who can file a FAFSA do not need to file the WASFA. 


Out of State Applicants:

Submit the Needs Analysis Form 

Non residents of Washington State who wish to be considered for additional Gonzaga Financial Aid must complete the Needs Analysis Form and submit it to: finaid@gonzaga.edu. The Needs Analysis form only needs to be completed once during a student's enrollment. 

Apply for other Gonzaga University Scholarships

Gonzaga offers many different institutional scholarships. We recommend viewing the Office of Admissions page for those scholarships requiring an additional application. Many of Gonzaga's other scholarships are awarded either through majors of study or through other criteria set forth by the particular scholarship. You are also encouraged to view our outside scholarship database to view available scholarship not specific to Gonzaga.


NOTE: All correspondence from the financial aid office is sent to your ZagMail account. It is important for you to check your ZagMail often regarding the status of your financial aid.

Checklist for Successful Financial Aid

The following list can be used to ensure your financial aid is completed and disbursed in a timely manner. If you have any questions regarding this list or any of the requirements you may have, please stop by or contact our office at finaid@gonzaga.edu or 509-313-6582.

Complete the WASFA or submit your Needs Analysis form

General Requirements

 Accept or decline all financial aid offers on ZagWeb.
 Submit information for unsatisfied tracking requirements on ZagWeb.

 Apply for additional scholarships for undocumented Students

Loans

 Research private loan options through lender comparison tools such as ElmSelect.com 
 Research the Gonzaga Loan option. Application available at ECSI.net

Additional Steps

 Apply for additional scholarships for undocumented students
 Report outside scholarships you plan to receive for the academic year.
 Calculate your out-of-pocket expenses.
 Confirm charges and make payment arrangements with Student Accounts after viewing your bill online.
 Review the Gonzaga Guarantee and Satisfactory Academic Progress policies.

Privacy & FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

The Federal Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) forbids schools from disclosing most confidential student information to non-school persons, including government agents. This federal law applies to all educational institutions and agencies that receive federal funding. FERPA seeks to protect all "educational records," which is a broadly defined term that includes any information related to students that is under the control of the school. 

There are two categories of information that are exempt from FERPA protections. FERPA does not prevent official request for information that come in the form of court orders and it allows schools to share directory information that includes information that may be relevant to immigration status such as location of birth and your current address. You can find a list of items that Gonzaga has designated as directory information by clicking on the following link: Office of the Registrar FERPA info. You can restrict the release of any or all directory information.

A student may request that directory information not be released by completing the Request for Non-Disclosure form in person at the Office of the Registrar. Students will be required to complete the form and present their ID in person when submitting the form.