Financial aid is available for most degree-seeking students. We make the application process as easy as possible.
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid to help make college education affordable. But we understand that filling out financial aid applications can be daunting. Our Financial Aid staff is available to help you and answer your questions at 708.534.4480 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governors State University's financial aid code for your FAFSA is 009145.
Financial Aid Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2015-2016 Important Information
In an effort to prevent students from being
placed on financial aid suspension for exceeding the maximum time-frame of
their academic program, we have implemented a new policy. Beginning in
the fall 2015 semester, students will only be allowed to use financial aid to
pay for up to three COMS 4050 and/or COMS 5050 courses per academic
program, as that is generally the maximum amount of COMS courses that would
be applicable towards their degree completion. Should a student choose to
take more than three of these courses, they may do so without the assistance
from financial aid. If there are any questions, please contact the Office
of Financial Aid at 708-534-4480 or email@example.com
There are many types of loans available to you. Loans are funds that are borrowed to help pay for you education expenses. Loans must be repaid, usually with interest.
A grant is a form of financial aid that does not require repayment. At GSU, you’ll find both the federal and state grants that may be available to help pay for your education.
Federal Work-Study is a program for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with financial need. It is a way to gain good work experience along with financial support for your education. Learn more >>
Tuition Waivers & Assistantships
GSU offers a variety of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships. These tuition waivers and assistantships are generally awarded based on academic merit. Learn more >>
Resources & Tools
You can access your Financial Aid Award and view your financial aid information online through the myGSU online portal. You will have access to the portal when you are accepted at GSU. This is a quick and easy way to monitor your financial aid status. Learn more >>
Verification is the process of confirming that your information and, if applicable, your parent's or spouse's information reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid is accurate. Learn more >>
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Applying for financial aid begins with completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA. When you submit a FAFSA, you are applying for federal loans, grants and work-study funding.
The process of applying for and being awarded financial aid can seem complicated. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Learn more >>