Additional Resources for Undergraduates
Families looking for additional financing often borrow from the Parent PLUS Loan program. This is a federal loan backed by the US Department of Education. Interest rates are fixed, and payment is not required until the student graduates (or drops below half time enrollment status). Parents can apply at www.studentaid.gov.
Some families prefer for loans to remain in the student’s name. In this case, a private/alternative loan may be a good fit. Interest rates and payment options vary from lender to lender, so be sure to shop around. Be advised that student borrowers will likely need a cosigner. We do not make recommendations for private lenders, however, you can find a list of lenders who have disbursed at least one private loan to Gonzaga University students within the last three academic years. You may select ANY lender you wish (whether it is on the list or not) without penalty. To apply, contact lenders directly.
Incoming freshmen will apply for Gonzaga scholarships during the Admissions process. Scholarships available can be found HERE. The application deadline for these additional funds is February 1st.
Outside scholarships can be great resources for students. Look in your community to see if there may be any available to you. We recommend starting with banks, credit unions, service organizations, churches, and parents’ employers or our you can search our: Outside Scholarship Search Engine.
Gonzaga offers an interest-free 4 month installment (per semester) payment plan to families. Monthly payments can be made by check, or online via our CASHNet portal.
All international students are considered for undergraduate merit scholarships upon admission. International students looking for any other funding opportunities can contact the Center for Global Engagement.
All international and undocumented students are considered for undergraduate merit scholarships upon admission. International students looking for any other funding opportunities can contact the Center for Global Engagement. Undocumented students can contact the Financial Aid Office for information on additional funding opportunities.
Other Ways to Save
Looking to save on transportation costs? As part of Gonzaga's ongoing commitment to sustainability we offer complimentary Spokane Transit Authority bus passes to faculty, students and staff. Bus passes are automatically loaded to current Student ID cards and no further action is required to activate your bus pass. Simply swipe your ID card on any STA bus terminal, as you would a standard issued bus pass.
A growing number of electric vehicles are being driven by students and employees and in support of reducing our campus reliance on fossil fuels, Gonzaga University now offers two electric vehicle charging stations—in the BARC and behind the Crosby House.
Consider your options for housing and a meal plan. Some dorms are less expensive than others, and choosing to live with a roommate, rather than paying more for a single room could save you thousands of dollars. Commuting students have the option of flexible meal plans. If you live off campus and are interested in on-campus dining, check out your many options with Sodexo Dining.
Textbooks can represent a significant expense for many students. Make sure you are utilizing all your options from checking the library to see if they have a copy of the textbooks you need. Foley Library offers semester long check outs. Additionally, be sure to check in with the Zagshop to see what used and rental options are available.
Many scholarship and job opportunities are posted in daily Gonzaga's daily Morning Mail email. Be sure to check your email daily and stay current with what's happening on campus!