If your student has not already done so, please have them submit their photo for their ID card no later than August 20th. Student ID cards are essential to your student’s life on campus. In order to make the production of new student ID cards go as smoothly as possible during the orientation process, Student Accounts

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Parents – Remind your students to look at their Zagmail for the latest information regarding employment opportunities and the documentation needed to begin working. Before coming to campus and looking for a job it is necessary for students to understand what they are eligible for, so be sure they have looked at their financial aid

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Financial Aid For New Students Graduation has passed, summer fun has begun, and college planning is in full swing. Although your student’s financial aid package has been solidified and payment arrangements have been made, there is still some follow up that can keep your student on track for financial aid in the fall and some

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Dear Parent, Save time – get started today! Getting your student ready to come to Gonzaga can be a hectic time for you, and we’d like to make it easier by getting your student started with their new U.S. Bank student checking account today! Gonzaga and U.S. Bank have partnered together to provide your student

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Most students borrow federal and/or institutional loans during their time at Gonzaga. It is a federal requirement that all students who have borrowed a federal or institutional loan to complete exit counseling before they leave school. Exit counseling is a useful tool that informs students about their repayment and deferment options as well as giving

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Hopefully you have filed the FAFSA for the 2012-2013 school year by now. If not, and you are hoping that your student will receive financial aid for the upcoming year, please file it as soon as possible. Every year a number of students are selected for a process called “Verification.” This process involved students and

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Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert, is coming to campus on February 23rd to help students make important decisions about managing their student debt.  Heather will discuss the various repayment options and forgiveness provisions that are available to students upon graduation. The presentation is open to all students and will be February 23rd from 12:00-1:30pm in

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DO: Have your student be the one actually sitting at the computer filling out the form. Many of the questions on the FAFSA are asked directly to the student. For example: “What was YOUR income for 2011?” Parents often assume they are answering for themselves on these questions and sometimes enter their income information where

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To receive the best financial aid award possible, please file the 2012-2013 FAFSA by February 1st. Filing is free and can be done online at www.fafsa.gov. Since most of you won’t have your taxes filed – that’s ok…ESTIMATE the information. It is more important to be on time than 100% accurate, you can always update the FAFSA when your taxes are done.

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Take Action! Let your legislators know that you care about student aid funding. The 2012 legislative session is short!  Only 60 days.  Decisions about funding student aid will be made quickly. In 2011 state legislators provided a modest increase for State Need Grant for Washington’s independent colleges students for 2012-2013.  This was one of the few

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