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.
For an FAQ document on determining financial aid eligible coursework, please click here.
Important Dates for 2020-2021 Aid Year
2020-2021 Financial Aid Disbursements
|Fall 2020||September 21, 2020|
|Spring 2021||February 9, 2021|
|Summer 2021||June 8, 2021|
Important Dates for 2021-2022 Aid Year
|FAFSA Application available online||October 1, 2020|
|Begin reviewing "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portal||November, 2020|
|Financial Aid Award Packaging begins||December, 2020|
|Summer 2022 Financial Aid Application available||February, 2022|
2021-2022 Financial Aid Disbursements
|Fall 2021||September 20, 2021|
|Spring 2022||February 8, 2022|
|Summer 2022||June 6, 2022|
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-Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Fri: Closed