"We are a university called to live and learn and teach and explore not comfortably at the center of the culture, but at the frontiers - the cutting edge, the margins, places that require courage."
- Thayne M. McCulloh, D. Phil., President of Gonzaga University
- President McCulloh's statement on DACA Rescission
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Statement of Support for Undocumented Students: Presidents of Jesuit colleges and universities, including Gonzaga, support the presence of undocumented individuals as students within our institutions.
- Jesuit Organizations Denounce Unjust Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Migrant Families
- President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Reform Founding Statement: American college and university chancellors and presidents dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities.
- Undocumented Student Support
As you consider your college options, we want to provide you with resources that will guide you through the admission process and show you how we support our students. We want you to #BeAZag!
- Submit your application for admission by the Early Action deadline of November 15, or the Regular Decision deadline of February 1. You can complete your application for admission at www.commonapp.org. Students are NOT required to have a social security number to submit the Common Application.
- Your application for admission will automatically be reviewed by the Office of Admission to determine eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Gonzaga merit scholarship information (en Español).
- Explore Gonzaga admission requirements.
- For additional questions about admission and scholarships to Gonzaga contact Zucel Aguilar in the Office of Admission at 509-313-6576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We encourage you to visit campus! Tours in Spanish are available by request.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Your application will automatically be reviewed by the Office of Admission to determine eligibility for merit based scholarships. In addition, please visit www.gonzaga.edu/scholarships for Gonzaga scholarships that require an additional application. Also seek scholarships outside of schools to which you will apply. Gonzaga's outside scholarship database is a good place to check.
- Washington student residents can 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 being 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.
- Non-Washington residents should fill out and submit the Needs Analysis Form to apply for need-based financial aid.
- Ready Set Grad is a great resource for scholarships and financial aid.
- Gonzaga accepts the College Bound Scholarship.
- Additionally, view the WashBoard.org for scholarships for WA residents.
- For more information about financial aid and scholarships at Gonzaga, please contact Kelly Wentz in our Financial Aid Office or call 509-313-6582.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Read the memorandum from Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke for details.(For more information visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website).
Contact the following organizations for immigration and support services:
- Catholic Charities of Spokane - Immigration & Refugee Legal Services
- World Relief Spokane
- Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Additional DACA information at unitedwedream.org
- “Catholic Leaders Call on Secretary Kelly to Protect DACA Students”
Gonzaga Community Support
- Gonzaga University's Mission Statement
- Gonzaga's Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) strives to build a community of equity and inclusion that guides and challenges all to respect and value human difference.
- UMEC Mission statement: In alignment with Gonzaga's faith-inspired commitment to diversity, UMEC provides educational opportunities that cultivate mindfulness, intercultural development and support the benefits of a pluralistic and inclusive environment. Contact Ricardo Ortega with additional questions about UMEC and their services for undocumented students.
- Gonzaga Financial Aid - Kelly Wentz
- Gonzaga Events to support DACA students:
- Courageous Conversations - Dream Act, DACA and Immigration, organized by Gonzaga Student Body Association
- DACA Forum, organized by La Raza Latina, A conversation in response to the decision to rescind DACA and how it affects individuals, families, the Gonzaga Community and our country.
Career and Professional Development
- The services of the Career and Professional Development Office are available and free to all Gonzaga students. Remaining current with the law regarding DACA status is advised. Currently, US employment laws require employees to have documentation to show eligibility for employment.
- For more information about Gonzaga's resources, please see our website or email us directly at email@example.com .
- Information from The College Board for Undocumented Students
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
- FinAid.org - Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Jesuit Study on Undocumented Students The study, entitled, "Immigration: Undocumented Students in Higher Education," focuses on recommendations from Jesuit colleges and universities on ways to help undocumented students.
- 21 Progress - Empowering Leaders. Advancing Ideas
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) help empower undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career, and citizenship.
- ¿Necesita información en español? Contact the Office of Admission as we have several admission representatives who are Spanish speakers - firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 313-6572.