Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus, The Office of Financial Aid is temporarily closed to the public, until further notice.Please know that we are still working diligently from home, and doing the best we can to provide uninterrupted service to all of our GSU constituents. We would strongly encourage you to email us your questions/concerns, at faid@govst.edu.Please use your GSU email account, if applicable.This will allow us to respond to you in the quickest, and most efficient manner possible.We will still be returning voicemail messages if you are unable to email.

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.


Upcoming Dates for 2019-2020

Summer 2020 Financial Aid Application AvailableMarch, 2020
F.A. Link Bookstore virtually open for summer 2020April 20, 2020
Spring 2020 Ends May 11, 2020
Satisfactory Academic Progress ReviewMay 15, 2020
Summer 2020 Begins May 18, 2020
Summer 2020 DisbursementJune 08, 2020

*Additional Information about financial aid for summer 2020 is now available.

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.

Contact

Office of Financial Aid, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484
Phone: 708.534.4480 | Fax: 708.534.1172 | faid@govst.edu

Mon-Wed: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Fri: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Resources & Tools

Resources & Tools

Click here for Financial Aid Resource & Tools to help navigate your way through the financial aid application.

Forms & Publications

Forms & Publications

Click here for your Financial Aid Forms & Publications

Verification Process

Verification Process

Click here for an explanation of the Financial Aid verification process.

Veterans

Veterans

Click here if you are a veteran looking for Financial Aid help.

Tuition Waivers & Assistantships

Tuition Waivers & Assistantships

Click here for a listing of Tuition Waivers & Assistantship

The Financial Aid Process

The Financial Aid Process

There are seven steps you need to take as you apply for financial aid. If you have questions along the way, we're here to help at faid@govst.edu

Learn more about the seven steps to financial aid.

#DoTheFAFSA

#DoTheFAFSA

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.

Summer Pell Grant

Summer Pell Grant

The U.S. Education Department announced that year-round Pell Grants will be available. This decision allows students to graduate sooner by taking summer classes. Learn more.