Governors State University

About: Governors State University (GSU) is the only public university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the Chicagoland region. As an upper division university, course work begins at the junior baccalaureate level, making it ideal for students transferring from community colleges, adults returning to college, and those seeking to increase their qualifications through a graduate degree or certificate program. Four colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, and Health and Human Services – offer 22 bachelor’s programs, 25 master’s programs, three doctoral programs, and 23 certificate programs. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits the university and each GSU program is individually accredited where there is an accrediting agency. Classes are offered on weekends, evenings, online, and as media courses to accommodate the busy schedule of students who balance academics with work and family commitments. Students may access tutoring services, the online writing center, personal counseling services, career services, and more than 40 clubs and organizations.

Admission Info: GSU’s Office of Admission is here to make applying to the university as easy as possible. Their straightforward and seamless application process allows you to submit your application online or via mail. Undergraduate applications can be evaluated for admission once an official transcript demonstrating that you have earned, or will shortly earn, 60 semester hours at the college level is submitted. Many degree programs, particularly at the graduate level, have competitive admission requirements. Degree requirements are available online or you can contact the Admission Office for more information. Complete your application today and take the first step toward achieving your academic and career goals.

Scholarship/Financial Aid: Financing an education is challenging. The Office of Financial Aid at GSU is committed to helping students access all available financial assistance and providing quality customer service in a timely and efficient manner. Governors State University can help students with a combination of grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans. During the 2007-2008 academic year 50 percent of GSU students received over $33 million in financial assistance. Financial aid is assistance given to students to help fund their education and consists of grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans.

Green Programs:  No

HBCU:  No

1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60484

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