Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Access to in-person service is currently not available. We are happy to answer your questions via email or phone. Please email or call 815-753-1395 during business hours with your questions.

For information about CARES funding, please see our CARES Act FAQ page or the CARES Act Report.

NIU is within your reach.

We're committed to helping you afford a life-changing education. Our undergraduate tuition rates haven’t increased in the last five years, while we’ve added millions of dollars in new scholarships. Let us show you all your options for financial aid.

We're here to help.

We make it easy to access assistance. Our advisors will even personally guide you through the process. More than 80% of our undergraduate Huskies receive support paying for college. We can help you, too.

Get started by learning about types of aid, costs and deadlines:

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Huskie Pledge: Starting Fall of 2020

Eligible Illinois seniors who enroll at NIU next fall will pay no tuition or general fees.

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Robert Bishop

My number one goal was to get out of college without any student loans and NIU gives me that chance.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245

For scholarship-specific questions

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