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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
*Additional Information about financial aid for summer 2020 is now available.
Important Dates for 2020-2021 Aid Year
|FAFSA Application available online||October 1, 2019|
|Begin reviewing "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portal||February, 2020|
|Financial Aid Award Packaging begins||March, 2020|
|Summer 2021 Financial Aid Application available||March, 2021|
2020-2021 Financial Aid Disbursements
|Fall 2020||September 21, 2020|
|Spring 2021||February 9, 2021|
|Summer 2021||June 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.
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 | email@example.com
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.
Forms & Publications
Click here for your Financial Aid Forms & Publications
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.