Tuition and Financial Aid

Gonzaga firmly believes that cost should not be a barrier that prevents deserving young men from attending our school—all of Gonzaga’s admissions decisions are made without regard to financial need.
Each year, we offer more than $4.5 million in financial aid to more than one-third of our student body. In keeping with our mission, our aid is primarily distributed on the basis of financial need, although we do offer some merit scholarships as well.

Need-Based Financial Aid

We encourage any family who thinks they may need assistance in affording Gonzaga’s tuition to apply for need-based financial aid. Financial aid applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be submitted through BlackBaud Financial Aid Management. It is important to note that the deadline for incoming families is December 18th, 2023. New families can access more detailed financial aid instructions through their Admissions Checklist.  The updated deadline for returning families to apply for financial aid is January 15th, 2024. As a reminder, you must submit a financial aid application each year to be considered for assistance. Returning families can access financial aid instructions through a tile on their parent resource board on Gonzaga's website.
Please know the single most important step in the financial aid process is to submit a completed application on time. For prospective families, it is important to submit this application at the same time as your son’s admission application. If you seek financial aid after your son has been accepted, please know financial aid funds have already been fully distributed.
For any questions regarding the financial aid account creation, application, or submission process, please contact BlackBaud Financial Aid Management directly at 1(800) 360-8027 or
If you have any questions about the timeline, process, or awards, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at the school at 202-336-7101 or

Merit-Based Scholarships

Each year, Gonzaga recognizes applicants that we feel have the potential to make especially significant contributions to our community in the areas of academics or musical performance. All students who submit ninth-grade applications are considered for the following awards:

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  • Gonzaga Presidential Scholarships

    The top academic applicants are awarded a $5,000 annual scholarship for each of their four years at Gonzaga. Families cannot apply for Presidential Scholarships. They are awarded by the Admissions Committee at the time of admission to incoming freshmen only.
  • Gonzaga Sousa Scholarships

    The top ten music applicants from the incoming freshman class are awarded a $1,000 annual scholarship for each of their four years at Gonzaga. After acceptance to the freshman class, students are invited to audition with a faculty member from the Fine Arts Department for the Sousa Scholarship. Applications for this scholarship are provided after freshman registration.

What Does Gonzaga Cost?

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  • $31,630

    2024-2025 tuition, which does not include food or transportation
  • $1,360

    Lunch Program
  • $35

    Application fee
  • $1,200

    Approximate cost of books per year


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  • Photo of Andrew Battaile

    Mr. Andrew Battaile 

    Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Aaron Shepperd

    Mr.  Aaron Shepperd 

    Assistant Dean of Admissions
  • Photo of Brittany Smith

    Mrs. Brittany Smith 

    Admissions Office Administrative Assistant
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