Although summer is filled with celebrations, BBQs, fun and sun, it is also a very important time to begin planning for your transition to being on GU’s campus. Students should be monitoring their ZagMail email (and forward to you) because departments all around campus are sending information so families are as prepared as possible for

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By: Kelly Wentz, Financial Aid Summer is filled with busy activities, but it is important to remember that this is when we communicate with you the most regarding your financial aid and student account! It is important that your student continually check their ZagMail account for important updates from our offices. Here are a few

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Kelly Wentz, Financial Aid Scholarship searching is the equivalent of having a second (or third) job! Many scholarships require essays along with their applications, and with the Internet, searching for scholarships can take endless hours. Yet, the time and energy spent can help alleviate student loans that will have to be paid back once your

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Kelly Wentz, Financial Aid Summer offers a great opportunity to earn some extra money for college expenses. If your student is staying in the Spokane area, work opportunities are available, even if they are not registered for classes during the summer. Both on- and off-campus work study programs are open to those students who qualify.

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By: Sarah Gill, Financial Aid After receiving your initial financial aid award, you may be wondering if it would be helpful for you to call the Financial Aid Office to explain some of the numbers you put on the FAFSA. Whether the FAFSA does not accurately reflect your current financial situation, or your financial circumstances

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By: Sarah Gill, Financial Aid Hopefully you have filed the 2015-16 FAFSA if you have a student who will be attending college any time in the 2015-2016 school year. If not, you can still file; just be sure to do so quickly at www.fafsa.gov, as some funds are awarded first-come, first-served. You probably didn’t have

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By: Sherri Peterson, Financial Aid It’s time to start thinking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2015-2016 FAFSA opens up on January 1st and can be filed for free at www.fafsa.gov. The Gonzaga funded scholarships and grants will be renewed if your student meets the Gonzaga Guarantee requirements; however, if your

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Not asking for help – This is not only true in financial aid, but throughout Gonzaga. There are a ton of resources available to students and we are happy to point students in the right direction, but we can’t help out if we don’t know you need it. Sharing your PIN number – We know not to

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In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we are encouraging students to become more financially savvy with some free online tools. Help us by engaging your students in conversations about finances. Some of the resources we have shared with students include: Cash Course – a real-life money guide to help students make informed financial choices. Money Monday

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By: Sherri Peterson The 2014-2015 Financial Aid Awards are now available.  Students were emailed a notice prompting them to view and accept or decline their award on ZagWeb (at http://zagweb.gonzaga.edu/myaward). If your student submitted the 2014-2015 FAFSA and does not have an award, they should contact our office immediately.   If you haven’t submitted the 2014-2015

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