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 $4.1 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. Beginning with applications during the 2022-2023 academic year for the 2023-2024 academic year, Gonzaga will be moving to BlackBaud Financial Aid Management for all financial aid applications. Current families receiving need-based financial aid will be notified in November about the application process and will receive detailed instructions regarding any changes in the process. Additionally, our current families who are not receiving aid from Gonzaga are also welcome to submit an application.  All important details will be available on this page of the Gonzaga website at that time.

If you are a freshman applicant to Gonzaga, all information regarding the financial aid application process will be available on your Admissions Checklist beginning in November.

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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  • $25,900

    2022-2023 tuition, which does not include food or transportation
  • $1,150

    Lunch Program
  • $1,000

    Registration deposit, applied to tuition
  • $35

    Application fee
  • $1,200

    Approximate cost of books per year


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  • Photo of Andrew Battaile

    Andrew Battaile 

    Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Mike Hanagan

    Mike Hanagan 

    Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Brittany Smith

    Brittany Smith 

    Admissions Office Administrative Assistant
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