Tuition & Financing

Tuition

  • $840 per credit
  • MIT Elementary: 43 credit program
  • MIT Secondary: 38 credit program

Things to Consider

  • Compare the value of the programs you considering. Cost shouldn’t be the sole factor in choosing a program, though it is an important one. Consider personal fit, professional outcomes, and the quality and reputation of your options.
  • Graduate tuition is billed differently than undergraduate tuition. You will only be expected to pay for the credits you are enrolled in each term (plus any fees).
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to be eligible. Gonzaga University’s school code is 003778.
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive up to $20,500 in federal loans each academic year.

Financing Options

Assistantships – Our Counseling programs offer graduate assistantships, and each program track determines the criteria and recipients for each offer. You will be able to apply for an assistantship directly through the department once you have been accepted.

Scholarships – Gonzaga offers an in-program scholarship, but it is also a good idea to search for scholarships not affiliated with Gonzaga University. Some corporations, employers, churches and other organizations provide opportunities for graduate students. Free scholarship database websites are available online. Check our Financial Aid website for more resources, or our database of outside scholarships.

Loans – Graduate loans are not based on income, and can help to finance both your education and living expenses. Borrowing options typically are divided into two categories: federal student loans and private, alternative loans.

Payment Plans – Gonzaga University offers payment plans to assist you in financing your education. Typical options include paying your balance in full each semester or paying your balance in monthly installments to make your payments more manageable.

Outside Avenues — These may exist through community organizations. Check with service organizations like the Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, and Elks Club. Other possible sponsors include employers, parent/spouse employers, trade associations, banks, credit unions, corporations, schools, and churches.

Loan Forgiveness Options – Depending on the route your career takes you, loan forgiveness programs may become an opportunity. Your federal loans may qualify through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Also, your future employer may offer this opportunity. Research now and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

There are many options when it comes to financing your master's degree. You can apply for federal financial aid, which is not based on need, check your company for employer reimbursement or gain scholarships.

Our Admissions Counselors can talk with you about the various ways to fund your education.

Questions?

Contact:

Lisa Galindo Tavarez, Admissions Specialist
Call or Text (509) 313-6227 or (866) 380-5323
galindol@gonzaga.edu