Federal and State law, including but not limited to section 485 of the Federal Higher Education Act, as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1092), and regulations promulgated thereunder (including 34 C.F.R. §§ 668.41-.49), requires all institutions of higher education to provide specified information to prospective and current students, staff, and the general public.

The information below provides current and prospective students with direct links to information, resources, and metrics in a variety of areas, including general institutional information, financial aid, student services and campus life, campus security, and GSU student outcomes.

In accordance with applicable law, any current or prospective student may request that any of the following information be provided to them in paper format, free of charge.  Students should contact any of the following individuals to make such a request:

  • Lisa Carra, Assistant to Dean of Students, at 708.235.2834, lcarra@govst.edu, or Room C1311 on campus
  • Timothy Carroll, University Registrar, at 708.534.4503, tcarroll@govst.edu, or Room C1304 on campus
  • Kelly Grab, Director of Community Standards and Student Advocacy, at 708.235.2228, kgrab@govst.edu, or Room C1312 on campus

General Institutional Information

GSU’s Academic Program

Additional information about specific programs:

GSU Faculty:

Instructional Facilities:

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure information:

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements:

Costs of Attending GSU:

GSU Tuition and Fees Calculator

Cost of Attendance estimation

Net Price Calculator

GSU Student Body Diversity Data

Fall 2020 Fast Facts

Common Data Set 2020-2021

GSU Information on the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator Website

GSU Information on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard Website

Including student body socio-economic diversity, Federal Pell Grant recipient, and race/ethnicity information

GSU “Institution Profile” on the Illinois Board of Higher Education Website


Financial Aid Information

  • Types of financial aid available, including “gift aid” (scholarships, grants, military and veteran benefits, and tuition waivers and assistantships) and “self-help” aid (federal loans, private loans, and work-study)

o   Additional information about each type of aid, including eligibility and application requirements, can be found as follows:

o   Additional information available on GSU’s Internet website:

  • GSU Policies related to the Student Financial Aid process:

o   Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds (GSU R2T4 Policy)

o   GSU Withdrawal Policy (GSU Policy 6)

o   Satisfactory Academic Progress (GSU 2021-22 SAP Policy)

o   Financial Aid Rights & Responsibilities (Student’s Rights)

o   Policy on Tuition and Fees Waivers (GSU Policy 76)

o   Financial Aid Verification Policy (GSU Policy 82)

o   Reporting Suspected Financial Aid Fraud (Office of Inspector General)


 Services and Resources for Students

o   Additional information about ADA Accessibility at GSU

o   GSU “Gaining Enrichment through Educational Readiness” (GEER) Project

o   GSU4U Student Assistance

o   GSU Community Standards Program

  • Voter Registration

o   GSU Civic Engagement Programs

o   Illinois Online Voter Registration Website and Application


Information Privacy

  •  Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – information:

o   GSU Policy on Access to Student Educational Records and FERPA Notice (Policy 12)

o   Additional FERPA information and related forms


Campus Health, Safety, and Wellbeing

o   Immunization Policy

o   Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information and Web Form

o   GSU Health Center by Advocate Aurora Health (Advocate Health Care)

o   “Take Action” guidance for emergency situations

o   GSU Safety Booklet

o   Daily Campus Crime Log

o   Yearly Residence Hall (Prairie Place) Fire Statistics

  • Residence Hall (Prairie Place) Security
  • Registered Sex Offender Information:

o   Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry Database

o   Illinois Registered Sex Offender Mapping Tool

o   Illinois State Police “Missing” Sex Offenders List

o   Illinois State Police Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database

o   U.S. Department of Justice Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website

  • Title IX and sexual misconduct prevention and response resources

o   Title IX and Anti-Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policy (GSU Interim Policy 78)

o   Reporting and Grievance Procedures for GSU’s Title IX and Anti-Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policy

o   GSU “Advocating for Sexual Assault Prevention” (ASAP) Team

  • Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Compliance Procedures (GSU Policy 52)


 Intercollegiate Athletic Program

  •  Annual Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (EADA Report)

o   GSU athletic program participation rates and financial support data on the U.S. Department of Education’s EADA site

  • GSU Athletics Facilities:

o   Athletics and Recreation Center

o   Crown Point Sportsplex (Crown Point, IN)

o   University Golf Club


Student Outcomes

  • GSU Information on the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS Website

o   Including student financial aid, enrollment, completions, and retention and graduation data

o   In “Get Started Now” Box

  • Select “4-Year College” under “What type of college do you want to attend?”
  • Select “Governors State University” under “What colleges would you like to explore?”
  • Click “See Results” to view information on GSU