How Nontraditional Students can Benefit from FAFSA

How Nontraditional Students can Benefit from FAFSA

Though many of our students recently graduated with their bachelors, here at Gonzaga Online, we have students working toward their online masters degree in nursing, communication, and sport administration online who come from all walks of life.

Some are single fathers. Others have full time jobs. But from part-time students to busy parents of five, they all have the desire to learn and the will to succeed, no two Gonzaga Online students are exactly alike.

While no one shares the same life story, regardless of whether you’re a nontraditional student, at Gonzaga Online, there are always resources available to you.

One resource that nontraditional students can benefit from and take advantage of is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Thanks to the Higher Education Act of 1965, thousands of students are able to qualify for grants, loans, and work-study funds that can help nontraditional students pay for their education. And because FAFSA is a free application that is available to any student attending a university or career school, financial aid isn’t just an option for traditional students; it’s an option for every student.

Additionally, as a nontraditional student, not only will you have access to financial aid but you may have an even greater chance of qualifying for a larger sum than a more traditional student might. Depending on your living situation (if you’re a single parent, if you have children, or if you have other dependents), you may just be able to qualify for even more.

Free, convenient, and easy to fill out, the FAFSA application will take you only a few minutes to complete, and as a nontraditional student, it could save you thousands. No matter which Gonzaga online program you’re interested in – from an online nursing masters degree to an online master’s in sport administration – FAFSA just might help you make your educational dreams that much easier to achieve.

To learn more about FAFSA or to apply for our master’s in sport administration online program, visit us today at For scholarships specific to health systems leadership and nurse educator MSN tracks, visit: and .

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