Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship opportunities available at Gonzaga below. (Información en Español)
As you view our scholarships below, please note that this page will be updated no later than November 1 for students applying for Fall of 2023. We also invite you to explore why a Gonzaga education is an excellent investment.
The Gonzaga Guarantee
Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid
- 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.
- First-Year scholarships are guaranteed for four years (applies to entering freshman and first-year transfers entering with less than 30 semester credits).
- Transfer 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.
- 98% of applicants receive a merit scholarship based on the review of their application for admission. Students are notified of their scholarship through an acceptance packet sent in the mail.
- We encourage all applicants to submit a Financial Document to Gonzaga University. Filing either the FAFSA, WASFA, or Needs Analysis Form may qualify students for other institutional, state, and/or federal funding.
- If you are a US Citizen or Green Card holder please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Gonzaga's Federal School Code is 003778.
- If you are a Washington resident but are unable to file the FAFSA due to immigration status we encourage you to file 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 WASFA is specifically for low-income, undocumented students that attended a Washington high school who are not able to file the FAFSA.
- If your immigration status does not allow you to file the FAFSA and you do not live in Washington State, we encourage you to file the Needs Analysis Form and submit it to: email@example.com. This may qualify you for additional Gonzaga financial aid. The Needs Analysis Form only needs to be completed once during a student’s enrollment.
- The FAFSA/WASFA will be available starting October 1.
- Financial Aid Filing Priority Consideration Dates
- First-year students - December 1 (submissions are welcomed after December 1)
- Transfer students - March 1
External Scholarship Database
In addition to the list below, review the External Scholarship Database to access, search and apply for other scholarship opportunities that are not directly affiliated with Gonzaga.
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
Contact LTC Alan Westfield in Military Science at
(800) 449-3959 / (509) 313-6517
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
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.
Please address any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Value of Offer
How to Apply
Contact the Music Department at email@example.com or (509) 313-6737
For all other scholarship and financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (800) 793-1716.
***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, parent's employers, trade associations, banks, credit unions, corporations, schools, and places of worship.