Office of Financial Aid

Our goal is to assist you and your family to help create a comprehensive aid award that fits your family's unique circumstances by securing the resources necessary to fund your education. The Financial Aid Office is available year-round and committed to helping you navigate the financial aid process.

Apply for Financial Aid

Accessing financial aid begins by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Be sure to use Governors State University's School Code 009145.


Important Dates for 2020-2021 Aid Year

FAFSA Application available onlineOctober 1, 2019
Begin reviewing "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portalFebruary, 2020
Financial Aid Award Packaging beginsMarch, 2020
Summer 2021 Financial Aid Application availableMarch, 2021

2020-2021 Financial Aid Disbursements

Fall 2020September 21, 2020
Spring 2021February 9, 2021
Summer 2021June 8, 2021

Financial Aid refunds will be deposited directly into a bank account of your choice typically within 5 business days of disbursement if you have completed the online bank information form for direct deposit refunds. Federal regulation allows for this process to take up to 14 days.

Class Start and Registration Dates

Please visit registration to view dates.

Tuition and Payment Plan Dates

Please visit student accounts to view important dates and deadlines for tuition and payment.

Consumer Information

Federal Regulations require Governors State University provides consumer information about the university and financial aid.


Office of Financial Aid, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484
Phone: 708.534.4480 | Fax: 708.534.1172 |

Virtual Hours - Mon.-Fri. -  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On campus hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Fri: Closed 



Access all information pertaining to FAFSA application.

Hacer la FAFSA

Hacer la FAFSA

La aplicación en-línea lo hace fácil para su estudiante aplicar para recibir ayuda financier.