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


Transfer Students Scholarships

(must have more than 30 semester or 45 quarter credits; does not apply to Running Start, dually-enrolled, or high school completion students who are earning an associate's degree and a high school diploma at the same time)

International students may be considered for all transfer scholarships listed below. 


  • All students who complete the Transfer Application are automatically considered for need-blind scholarships; no separate application forms are required.
  • Criteria for the scholarship include GPA and application strength (curriculum, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of the essay, optional SAT or ACT test scores, and optional admission interview).
  • Gonzaga is test-optional. You do not need to submit an SAT or ACT to be considered for merit scholarships.
  • 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. Currently enrolled students may inquire about scholarship extension through the Financial Aid Office. 

Value of Offer

  • Transfer merit scholarships range from $14,000 - $25,000/ year


If awarded, 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.



  • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a Gonzaga Alum. 
  • 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


How to Apply

  • Application will open in early November
  • Deadline: December 15th



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 above.

Notification of selected recipients will be sent in April (for fall applicants) and November (for spring applicants).

Value of Offer




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

Value of Offer


How to Apply

Must list participation on the admission application to 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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In addition to the lists above, review the Outside Scholarship Database to access, search, and apply for other scholarship opportunities that are not directly affiliated with Gonzaga. 

Additional external scholarship opportunities exist through many organizations within your community, and we encourage you to pursue them whenever possible. Contact your guidance counselor or check with service organizations such as Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, and Elks Club. Other possible sponsors include employers, parents' employers, trade associations, banks, credit unions, corporations, schools, and places of worship.


Contact the Office of Admission

502 E. Boone Avenue