Financing Your Education

Gonzaga is committed to keeping our online Master’s in Theology and Leadership program affordable with a reduced tuition rate. There are also many ways for you to fund your education, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans.

Our Admissions Counselors can answer any questions you may have.
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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 annually to be eligible for federal financial aid. Students must also be admitted as a matriculated student in a graduate or doctoral program in order to receive federal financial aid.  Gonzaga University’s school code is 003778.

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 M.A. in Theology and Leadership Program offers new students the opportunity to apply for scholarships.  You can access the application for all scholarships here.

Madeline St. Marie Scholarship
CRITERIA: Graduate students studying theology.

Peter and Carol Welk Religious Studies Scholarship
CRITERIA: First preference, for scholarship support of Mater Dei students pursuing studies through the Religious Studies Department of Gonzaga University. Second preference, if there are no Mater Dei students available, then funds are to provide scholarship support especially for those students preparing for the ministry and lay teaching in the Church through the Religious Studies Department of Gonzaga University.

Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship
CRITERIA: For women religious pursuing academic studies at Gonzaga University.

Mary Olson Fairhurst Memorial Scholarship
CRITERIA: First preference for students with financial need who are in Religious Studies and who intend to pursue work in a hospital/hospice setting; second preference for students with need who intend to work in chaplaincy or for a charitable or non-profit organization.

Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office also maintains a database of scholarships for students to access, search and apply for awards.

Tuition Discount: Catholic Diocese of Spokane

Gonzaga University in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Spokane offers a 35% tuition reduction to qualified Master's in Theology & Leadership students working as 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.

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