The University’s cost of providing a Gonzaga education is not borne solely by student tuition and fees. The annual Jesuit Community gift, endowment income, and gifts of many types from individuals, firms, and foundations constitute some of the other revenue sources essential for a balanced budget.
However, revenue from student charges constitutes most of Gonzaga’s income. Student charges (less verified financial aid) are payable in full in U.S. dollars on a per semester basis, no later than three weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Knowing that payment in full presents a burden for many parents and students, Gonzaga offers two installment plans which cover the academic year and spread payments over a period of either eight or ten months.
Eight and Ten Month Installment Plans
With each of these payment options, estimated tuition, room, and board expenses for the academic year are payable in equal monthly installments. The plans require an application and fee. There is, however, no interest charged. Verified financial aid is deducted from the total amount due.
The application deadline for the 10 Month Installment Plan is June 1st. Payments begin July 1st and run through the following April.
The application deadline for the 8 Month Installment Plan is August 1st. Payments begin September 1st and run through the following April.
December graduates or students enrolling in the spring semester for the first time should contact Student Accounts for semester payment options.
Students who are admitted to the University after the application deadlines given above may apply within two weeks of their acceptance date.
NOTE: All charges are payable in U.S. funds. Student Accounts accepts cash and checks for payment on account. Electronic payment is also available which includes e-Check at no charge to the student and credit card payment through American Express, MasterCard, Discover and VISA with a 2.75% convenience fee. An international payment option is available through Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS). Billing statements are available ONLINE only. For additional information, go to: www.gonzaga.edu/studentaccounts and click on the ‘Billing and Payment’ link.
Third Party Sponsors
A student whose account will be paid by a corporate or foreign sponsor, a government agency, a religious institution, a scholarship foundation or trust account, requires written proof of sponsorship in the Student Accounts Office to settle their account.
In order to reserve a place in the student body, each first-time student is required to pay a $400.00 confirmation deposit. This will apply as a credit toward first semester tuition expenses. Confirmation deposits are non-refundable unless written notification of cancellation of enrollment is received by the Admission Office prior to its deadline dates.
Room Reservation/Damage Deposit
Students are expected to make housing reservations with the Housing office prior to May 1st for fall semester and prior to December 1st for spring semester. All new students must complete and sign a Residential Living Application/Agreement. Reservations for new students must be accompanied by a $200 advance room deposit fee which is non-refundable after June 1st for fall semester and January 1st for spring semester. This room reservation deposit converts to a room damage deposit at the time of first registration. Damage deposits are left on account until the student leaves the housing system permanently. Damage deposits are refundable when a student checks out of the residence hall or leaves the University and appropriate damage charges, if any, have been assessed.
Returning students who have been refunded their damage deposit are required to resubmit a damage deposit of $200. Room reservation deposits are non-refundable unless written notification of cancellation of room reservation is received by the Housing office prior to the deadline dates.
Withdrawals from the University
Students completely withdrawing from the University must obtain a Complete Withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office. Tuition adjustments are calculated in Student Accounts. Final adjustments are based on the effective date of the withdrawal and exclude non-refundable fees. Room and board are pro-rated throughout the semester. Laboratory fees are not refunded after the first full week of classes. Financial aid funds are refunded in accordance with federal, state, and University regulations.
The withdrawal refund schedule and refund schedule for dropped classes are available in the Student Accounts and Financial Aid offices.
The University reserves the right to change any costs and/or provisions without notice. It further reserves the right to withhold student information, including transcripts of record and diplomas, until a student’s account has been paid in full. No student will be allowed to register for an ensuing semester if a balance is owed for a prior semester. A finance charge of 12% per annum pro rata (365 days) or a rebilling fee of 1% of the total amount due or $2.00, whichever is greater, will be added to a student’s account on any amount more than 30 days past due. A “No Payment/No Arrangement Fee” of 3% of the amount due will be charged to a student not meeting the established payment deadlines.