Holiday breaks are a great time for students to search for scholarships since they don’t have any homework and many scholarship applications are available for the upcoming school year. Some GU applications are available now and are due shortly after the start of the Spring Semester, so have your student do the legwork now and

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What do the numbers 44 and 165,000 have in common? They represent the 44 students that received alumni scholarships for the 2011-2012 year, totaling $165,000 disbursed dollars to our students! If you have a student at Gonzaga that has a grandparent, parent, or sibling that has graduated from Gonzaga, they are eligible to apply for

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If you and your student are interested in receiving financial aid for the 2012-2013 school year, the time to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid is drawing near. The FAFSA should be completed every January for your student to qualify for aid in the upcoming school year. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply online. Remember

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Dear Parents;   We are at a turning point on federal student aid funding and I am writing to ask you to sign on to a simple statement of support that calls on our lawmakers to Save Student Aid.   Over the past few years, we’ve already seen $30 billion cut from our federal student aid

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This past year we have experienced a significant cut to our Washington State Work Study Program.  Before fall semester began GU was notified that the State was holding back 10% of our State Need Grant Allocation  in case there were further state budget cuts.  Later this week the State revenue forecast will be updated and

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US Bank will be open during orientation weekend to help you with all your financial needs. If you decided to make US Bank your bank we recommend you open your bank account this weekend with your  on campus branch so you will get all the same benefits as other Gonzaga Students. Billie Jo Thompson Branch

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Dear Parents: You are receiving this message as an update in regards to the Washington State Need Grant.  We realize that you have received a number of messages from us about the changes that are coming to financial aid, and while each call to action was important, we are getting into the final stages of

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Dear Parents and Families: In mid-March the Gonzaga Financial Aid Office submitted a letter to you describing the present state of federal financial aid, as well as the various plans being debated to equitably distribute these growingly limited resources. Much has happened in a month, and as the federal government approaches the end of their

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Dear Parents: Recent developments in Congress and the Washington State Legislature have caused a bit of unrest amongst Gonzaga employees, students, and the general community on all levels. In late February Congress passed a resolution that would change and reduce the Pell Grant program, as well as completely dissolve the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG).

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FEBRUARY—Special Conditions So the FAFSA’s over, now what? I can almost hear the proverbial sigh of relief coming from the masses of parents who were able to complete their free application for federal student aid by the February 1st deadline. In the Financial Aid Office here at GU we answered hundreds of questions, attended several

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