Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Gonzaga recognizes student achievement by offering a variety of transfer scholarship opportunities. At Gonzaga, 98% of incoming students receive merit-based scholarship and other forms of aid. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities available below and explore why a Gonzaga education is an excellent investment.

The Gonzaga Guarantee

If you choose to attend Gonzaga University, we guarantee your Gonzaga-funded scholarships and grants will not decrease if you maintain good academic standing, as defined in the Gonzaga catalog, during your continuous full-time enrollment.

(Please note: The duration of your guarantee depends on the amount of college credit transferred to the University. For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy

  • All students who complete the Transfer Application are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships, no separate application forms are required.
  • Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of the essay, optional SAT or ACT test scores, and optional interview.
  • Gonzaga is 'test-optional'. You do not need to submit and SAT or ACT to be considered for merit scholarships.
  • Students entering with 31-59 transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 6 semesters.
  • Students entering with 60+ transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 4 semesters.
  • Students offered a merit scholarship must be admitted to the University, enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee continuous scholarship.  For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy.
  • Currently enrolled students may inquire about scholarship extension through the Financial Aid office.
 
 

Transfer Students Scholarships

(must have more than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits; does not apply to Running Start or dually-enrolled high school students)

Eligibility

  • All students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships; no separate application forms are required.
  • Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of writing in the application, optional SAT or ACT test scores, and optional interview.
  • Gonzaga is 'test-optional'. You do not need to submit and SAT or ACT to be considered for merit scholarships.
  • Students offered a merit scholarship must be admitted to the University, enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee continuous scholarship.  For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy.

Value of Offer

  • First-Year merit scholarships range from $14,000 - $25,000/ year and are guaranteed for four years (applies to entering freshman and first-year transfers entering with less than 30 semester credits).

Notification

Students are notified of their merit scholarship through an acceptance packet sent in the mail.

98% of applicants receive a merit scholarship based on the review of their application for admission.

 

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a Gonzaga Alumnus. 
  • Scholarship awards are only applicable to Gonzaga University Undergraduate studies; recipients must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • Learn more about the Gonzaga Alumni Scholarships here.

Value of Offer

$2,500/year* 

How to Apply

  • Application will open in Early-November
  • Deadline: January 1st
 

Selection

  • Based on the review of the application for admission and financial aid information, admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
  • Notification of selected recipients will be sent in early March.

Eligibility

Academically outstanding and involved high school graduates with demonstrated financial need.

Value of Offer

$2,000/year

 

Selection

  • Based on the review of the application for admission and financial aid information provided, admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
  • Notification of selected recipients will be sent in early March

Eligibility

Awarded to outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate financial need and intend to enroll in the School of Business Administration at Gonzaga.

  • Intend to enroll at Gonzaga with a major in the School of Business Administration (including those interested in accounting)
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by December 1 and displays demonstrated financial need.
    For undocumented students, submit WASFA or Needs Analysis Form

Value of Offer

$2,500/year

 

Selection

  • Based on the review of the application for admission, admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
  • Notification of recipients will be sent in early March.
  • Eligibility

    Academically outstanding and involved Catholic high school graduates with demonstrated leadership and service to others.

    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 

    Value of Offer

    up to $5,000/year

     

    Selection

    • Based on the review of the application for admission, admitted students are automatically considered for this scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
    • Notification of selected recipients will be sent in early March

    Eligibility

    Awarded to students whose commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service are evident in their high school and pre-collegiate involvement.

    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 (at the time of application for this scholarship)

    Value of Offer

    $5,000/year

     

    Eligibility

    Acceptance into the Honors Program through an application and electronic portfolio as well as:

    • Intellectual achievement, leadership skills, self-expression, service to others, curiosity, creativity, commitment, and resilience
    • The Honors Program is test optional.  While there is no minimum GPA to be admitted to the program, current students in the program entered with a range of 3.61-4.0 unweighted GPA.

    Value of Offer

    $1,800/year plus waiver of fees for excess credits

    Dates & Deadlines:
    Gonzaga Honors Application Deadline: January 1
    Gonzaga Admission Decisions Sent: End of February
    Honors Decision Notifications Sent: Early March

    First-year students at Gonzaga may apply to enter the Honors Program as a sophomore student.  For more information, please contact Dr. Linda Tredennick

    Learn more about the Honors Program

    Please address any questions to: honors@gonzaga.edu

     

    Eligibility

    The Gonzaga Access Pledge is a full-tuition commitment providing grant and scholarship aid to cover the cost of tuition for first-year students throughout Washington state who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The Federal Pell Grant is a financial aid program awarded to students who show exceptional financial need. To be eligible, students must be admitted to Gonzaga as a first-year student, have a permanent address in the state of WA, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. 

    • Student must be admitted to Gonzaga as first-year student
    • Must have a permanent address in the state of WA
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant

    Value of Offer

    Full-Tuition

    Dates & Deadlines:

    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1st
    FAFSA submissions are welcomed after December 1st
     

    Selection

    • Admitted students are automatically considered for this grant based on the eligibility requirements listed above
    • Notification of recipients will be sent in early march

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    For questions, please reach out to the Office of Admission at admissions@gonzaga.edu 

     

    Eligibility

    Granted each year to students regardless of their intended major. Awards are given based on:

    • Acceptance to the University
    • Application submission to the Music Department
    • Audition (live or submitted electronically)
    • Recipients need not be music majors

    Value of Offer

    Varies

    How to Apply

    Postmark deadline: February 15, 2023
     

    Contact the Music Department at music@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6737

     

    Eligibility

    Students who demonstrate humanitarianism through membership in honorary service clubs, participation in community service organizations, or individual humanitarian interests. Each year, approximately ten (10) new scholarships are awarded. Must fit one of the criteria below:

    • Reside in Spokane County
    • Reside in Sandpoint, ID 
    • Graduate of Xavier Prep in Palm Desert, CA
    • Child of a Gonzaga graduate who served in the military

    Value of Award

    Awards are variable, up to $5,000/year

    Deadline

    Application deadline: January 1st
     

    Eligibility

    Awarded to qualified individuals who are high performers with leadership potential. Additional funding available for ROTC Scholarship winners. Learn more about ROTC.

    Value of Award

    Up to full ride and stipend

    How to Apply

    Deadline: November 15th

    Contact LTC Alan Westfield in Military Science at
    (800) 449-3959 / (509) 313-6517
    westfield@gonzaga.edu

     

    Eligibility

    • All students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for one of several need-blind scholarships; no separate application forms are required.
    • Students are evaluated through application strength and GPA. 
    • Transfer merit scholarships
      • Students entering with 31-59 transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 6 semesters.
      • Students entering with 60+ transfer credits are guaranteed scholarship for up to 4 semesters.
      Students offered a merit scholarship must be admitted to the University, enrolled in 12+ credits each term, and maintain good academic standing to guarantee continuous scholarship. For more information, please refer to the Gonzaga Guarantee Policy.

    Value of Offer

    • Transfer merit scholarships range from $14,500 - $23,500/ year

    Notification

    Students are notified of their merit scholarship through an acceptance packet sent in the mail.

    98% of applicants receive a merit scholarship based on the review of their application for admission.

     

    Eligibility

    • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a Gonzaga Alumnus. 
    • Scholarship awards are only applicable to Gonzaga University Undergraduate studies; recipients must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
    • Learn more about the Gonzaga Alumni Scholarships here.

    Value of Offer

    $2,500/year

    How to Apply

    • Application will open in Early-November
    • Deadline: January 1st
     

    Eligibility

    Available to sophomore and junior transfer students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement at an accredited college and intend to pursue a bachelors degree full-time.

    Value of Offer

    $4,000/year

    How to Apply

    Postmark Deadline: April 1st for Fall or November 15th for Spring
     

    Eligibility

    Transfer students who list their participation (for at least one year) in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

    Value of Offer

    $3,000/year

    How to Apply

    Must list participation on the Application for admission and will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

     
    • We encourage all applicants to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA may qualify students for other institutional, state, and federal funding. 
    • Washington student residents can also submit the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) as soon as possible. As a result of the Washington REAL Hope Act becoming law, applications for state need grants are now accepted. The WAFSA is specifically for low-income, non-citizen students that attended a Washington high school who are unable to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to immigration status.
    • Gonzaga's Federal School Code is 003778.
    • The FAFSA will be available starting October 1. We encourage families to submit the FAFSA or WASFA applications by March 1st, or as soon as possible.
     

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