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Financing your J.D.

Financing a J.D. is an important piece of the puzzle as you consider your law school future. 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 a very intimidating concept. Know that 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.

Creating a Financial Aid Package

The first step in creating a comprehensive financial aid package is to submit your FAFSA to Gonzaga (our school code is 003778). In early spring, our Financial Aid office will begin sending financial aid offers to admitted students. Most professional students finance their degrees with a combination of institutional scholarship and loans. Expect to see these on your award letter (if eligible).

Offers are made for Fall and Spring semesters and assume that you are enrolled as a full-time student. If you choose not to file the FAFSA, you can’t be reviewed for federal assistance. However, you will still be eligible for merit scholarship consideration.

The maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive will vary based on each school’s overall cost-of-attendance (COA). The COA is a school’s best effort at adding together all the direct and indirect costs that a student may face. Please note: the COA is NOT the price that a degree will cost you.


The Financial Aid Office is housed in the basement of the Crosby Center. If you would like, please make an appointment to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor via phone, Zoom, or in-person.

We recognize the unique and intrinsic value of each person and are committed to serving everyone in an environment of equality, responsibility, and dignity.

Please Note: All students will receive an email with instructions on how to accept or decline financial aid via our Zagweb system. Also, new students must enroll in the Gonzaga University E-Refund program to receive loan refunds.