Governors State University offers a variety of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships.

These tuition waivers and assistantships are generally awarded based on academic merit.

Every GSU college and department awards tuition waivers and assistantships to students studying in their program. To view more information on the waivers/assistantships and how to apply, click the links below.

  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • College of Business and Public Administration 
  • College of Education 
  • College of Health and Human Services 

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Program

The Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition waiver is intended for teachers or academically talented students pursuing a career in special education as a public, private or parochial preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher in Illinois. For more information and to apply, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s website at