Office of Financial Aid

Our goal is to assist you and your family in creating 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.

We highly encourage you to review the FAQ document for determining financial aid eligible coursework.

Important Dates for 2024-2025 Aid Year

FAFSA Application is available onlineDecember 31, 2023
Begin reviewing the "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portalApril 1, 2024
Financial Aid Award Packaging beginsApril 1, 2024
Summer 2025 Financial Aid Application availableMarch 2025

2024-2025 Financial Aid Disbursements

Fall 2024September 16, 2024
Spring 2025February 10, 2025
Summer 2025June 9, 2025

For important information related to the 2024-2025 FAFSA, please refer to our FAFSA Simplification webpage.


Important Dates for 2023-2024 Aid Year

FAFSA Application is available onlineOctober 1, 2022
Begin reviewing the "Check List" in the Financial Aid Self-Service portalNovember 1, 2023
Financial Aid Award Packaging beginsNovember 15, 2023
Summer 2024 Financial Aid Application availablenow

2023-2024 Financial Aid Disbursements

Fall 2023September 18, 2023
Spring 2024February 5, 2024
Summer 2024June 3, 2024

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.

Consumer Information

Federal Regulations require Governors State University to provide 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:

Virtual Hours - Mon.-Fri. -  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On-campus hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.



Access all information about the FAFSA application.

<b>Hacer la FAFSA</b>

Hacer la FAFSA

La aplicación en-línea lo hace fácil para su estudiante aplicar para recibir ayuda financier.