Ways To Fund Your Education

A college education is a solid investment that will likely pay for itself over a graduate’s lifetime. As with any major decision, planning and research is critical. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid to help make college education affordable. But we understand that filling out financial aid application can be daunting.  The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you research all options to make your valuable education most affordable.

Governors State University school code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 009145.  

Contact:

  • Email:           faid@govst.edu
  • Phone:           708.534.4480
  • Fax:               708.534.1172

   

financial aid hours 

Monday - Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                          
 
 

disbursement dates

 

For planning purposes, please note the 2019 - 2020 financial aid disbursement dates: 

SemesterDisbursement Dates
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
September 16, 2019
February 10, 2020
June 08, 2020

For planning purposes, please note the 2018 - 2019 financial aid disbursement dates: 

SemesterDisbursement Dates
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
September 17, 2018
February 11, 2019
June 10, 2019

 

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 of refunds. Federal regulation allows for this process to take up to 14 days.  

For information on how to complete this form please go to:

Direct Deposit Information  

 

2019 - 2020 fafsa information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2019-2020 is available now!  

  

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.