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Financing your J.D.

Financing your J.D. is an important piece of the puzzle as you consider law school. Nearly 100% of Gonzaga Law students take advantage of the various financial aid programs we offer. We are committed to transparent communication about how financing fits into your future.

This conversation begins with consideration for merit-based awards. Your application for admission is your application for scholarships. All Gonzaga Law scholarships are fully guaranteed and renewable for the traditional duration of your program. There are no conditional strings attached. Eligible students are offered merit-based scholarships at the point of admission. 

This investment in your success is our commitment to you. We are dedicated to helping you pursue your educational and career goals by providing financial information and resources in a professional and individualized manner. 

For many students, financing your degree is terribly intimidating. Our staff at Gonzaga Law are committed to helping you understand not just how to get in the door, but to bar passage and beyond.

The Road to Your Clear Financial Picture

  • Apply for admission at Gonzaga Law. We award our merit-based scholarship at the point of admission. Once you are admitted we can have a knowledgeable, personal conversation about financing your full degree. Additionally, you will find an estimated award letter breaking down the total costs and anticipated aid in your applicant portal (upon admission). 
  • While applying, submit your FAFSA to Gonzaga (our school code is 003778). The FAFSA unlocks your eligibility to borrow federal loans.
  • In late spring, our Student Financial Services team will begin creating formal financial aid offers to admitted students. All students will receive an email with instructions on how to accept or decline financial aid via our Zagweb system. 
  • Contact our Admissions team with questions or to talk through how financing could look in your situation. Nearly every law student finances their degrees with some combination of scholarship, loans, and payments.

We recognize the unique and intrinsic value of each person and are committed to serving everyone in an environment of equality, responsibility, and dignity. Should you choose not to file the FAFSA, you can’t be considered for federal assistance. However, you will still be eligible for merit-based scholarship consideration.