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.
We highly encourage you to review the FAQ document for determining financial aid eligible coursework.
Important Dates for 2022-2023 Aid Year
|FAFSA Application available online||October 1, 2021|
|Begin reviewing "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portal||November 1, 2022|
|Financial Aid Award Packaging begins||November 15, 2022|
|Summer 2023 Financial Aid Application available||February 2023|
2022-2023 Financial Aid Disbursements
|Fall 2022||September 19, 2022|
|Spring 2023||February 6, 2023|
|Summer 2023||June 5, 2023|
Important Dates for 2023-2024 Aid Year
|FAFSA Application available online||October 1, 2022|
|Begin reviewing "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portal||November 1, 2023|
|Financial Aid Award Packaging begins||November 15, 2023|
|Summer 2023 Financial Aid Application available||February 2024|
2023-2024 Financial Aid Disbursements
|Fall 2023||September 18, 2023|
|Spring 2024||February 5, 2024|
|Summer 2024||June 3, 2024|
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. Please note that any changes you make to your schedule after the financial aid disbursement date could impact your financial aid.
Tuition and Payment Plan Dates
Please visit student accounts to view important dates and deadlines for tuition and payment.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Hours - Mon.-Fri. - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On campus hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.