What does it cost to attend Gonzaga?

For information regarding tuition, fees, housing, meal plan and additional charges, please refer to our Tuition & Fees. Figuring out your expenses starts with determining the total cost of your attendance for one academic year. Besides calculating obvious costs such as tuition, fees, room and board, you should add estimated costs for books, personal expenses and travel.

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The Financial Aid Office reviews the average costs of each of these items every year and, using that figure, establishes a "budget" for students. The budget varies depending upon whether a student is living on campus, off campus, or at home with family. Additionally, Gonzaga offers financial aid that can assist in financing your education. 


Net Price Calculator

The financial aid estimator provides an early approximation of what a freshman could expect to pay at Gonzaga University.  This is not an official application for financial aid.  To be considered for financial aid please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.

This estimate is not intended for graduate, transfer, readmitted, international or returning students.

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Direct Costs

  • Direct costs are what you are actually billed for and includes, tuition, fees, room & meal plans. Freshmen and Sophomores, who do not live at home with a parent or relative, are required to live on campus. Juniors and Seniors can live in off-campus in Gonzaga housing or make their own housing arrangements.

Cost of Attendance

  • Cost of attendance is a federally defined term that includes costs above and beyond what you will be billed for.
  • Includes additional expected expenses that Gonzaga does not bill you for, such as transportation, books, and personal expenses.
  • Represents the maximum aid you can receive from all sources, including gift aid like scholarships and grants, as well as self-help aid like loans and work-study.

2024-2025 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (Budget)

Direct Costs Per Year  
  On-Campus Cost Off-Campus Cost With Family
Tuition $54,380 $54,380 $54,380
Required Fees $1,100 $1,100 $1,100
Housing* $7,950    
Food** $7,780    
Total Direct Costs $71,210 $55,480 $55,480
Indirect Costs Per Year  
Housing*   $11,777 $3,600
Food   $5,328 $5,328
Books & Supplies $1,124 $1,124 $1,124
Loan Fees $68 $68 $68
Personal Expenses $2,436 $2,436 $2,436
Transportation $1,923 $1,923 $1,923
Total Indirect Costs $5,551 $22,656 $14,479
Total Cost of Attendance
(Direct + Indirect)
$76,761 $78,136 $69,959

* Weighted average of available options
** Most utilized meal plan


Affordability & Value


Admitted Students Receive Aid


Average financial aid package (all types of aid)


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