Financial aid is available for most degree-seeking students. We make the application process as easy as possible.
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid to help make college education affordable. But we understand that filling out financial aid applications can be daunting. Our Financial Aid staff is available to help you and answer your questions at 708.534.4480 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Information from the IRS
The IRS announced its "Get Transcript" application had been compromised by cyber criminals. Over 100,000 taxpayers' accounts were illegally accessed. The "Get Transcript" application has been temporarily disabled. The IRS has taken several additional measures to protect taxpayers and their confidential information.
This impacts students and families who may be requesting tax transcripts to complete their financial aid process. At this time, tax transcripts are only available when requested by mail and take up to ten days for delivery. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) available within fafsa.ed.gov. Links to a statement from the IRS AND a Q & A list are provided below.
IRS Full Statement
Get Transcript Q & A
Governors State University's financial aid code for your FAFSA is 009145.
Financial Aid Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There are many types of loans available to you. Loans are funds that are borrowed to help pay for you education expenses. Loans must be repaid, usually with interest.
A grant is a form of financial aid that does not require repayment. At GSU, you’ll find both the federal and state grants that may be available to help pay for your education.
Federal Work-Study is a program for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with financial need. It is a way to gain good work experience along with financial support for your education. Learn more >>
Tuition Waivers & Assistantships
GSU offers a variety of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships. These tuition waivers and assistantships are generally awarded based on academic merit. Learn more >>
Resources & Tools
You can access your Financial Aid Award and view your financial aid information online through the myGSU online portal. You will have access to the portal when you are accepted at GSU. This is a quick and easy way to monitor your financial aid status. Learn more >>
Verification is the process of confirming that your information and, if applicable, your parent's or spouse's information reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid is accurate. Learn more >>
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Applying for financial aid begins with completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA. When you submit a FAFSA, you are applying for federal loans, grants and work-study funding.
The process of applying for and being awarded financial aid can seem complicated. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Learn more >>