Financing Your Education

You have many options for financing your master’s degree. Those options include, scholarships, employer reimbursement and federal financial aid, which is not base on need. This page has more information.

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Financial Aid

Graduate and Doctoral students may be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to be eligible for federal financial aid. Gonzaga University’s school code is 003778. Students must also be admitted as a matriculated student in a graduate or doctoral program in order to receive federal financial aid.

Loan Eligibility

Graduate and Doctoral students are eligible to receive up to $20,500 in unsubsidized Stafford Loans each academic year (fall semester – summer semester).


  • The Master's in Communication & Leadership Studies program offers scholarships available for new students beginning in the program.
  • You can access the scholarship application here.
  • Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office maintains a database of scholarships for students to access, search and apply for awards.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships provide graduate students with some financial help to pursue their degree.
There are a limited amount of positions available. For questions or to submit an application, please contact Kristin Telin at 509-313-3485 or

  • Work closely with faculty members
  • Gain further expertise in your field; enhance research skills and develop pedagogical skills
  • Acquire experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness and performance evaluation

Assistantship Application Deadlines

  • August 1st for Fall
  • December 10th for Spring
  • April 10th for Summer

Military Benefits

As a demonstration of our appreciation and respect for military service, we offer a 10% tuition discount to all active service members, active service members’ spouses and veterans.
To learn more about benefits and support available to members of the armed services, contact Gonzaga's Office of Veterans Affairs at (509) 313-6596.


  • Boeing - 10% Discount*
  • Bank of America - 10% Discount*
  • Federal Employees - 10% Discount*
  • Catholic Diocese of Spokane

Gonzaga University in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Spokane offers a 50% tuition reduction to qualified full-time teachers, principals and Pastoral/Diocesan Ministers working in schools or parishes under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane.
Details can be found here.

*Proof of employment is required for discount.

Employer Tuition Reimbursements

Many organizations offer tuition reimbursement programs. Please check with your benefits department for details.

Payment Plans

You can work with the Student Accounts office to set up a payment plan for your tuition.

Call or Text an Admissions Counselor (866) 380-5323