Scholarship Renewal for Current Students

If you received a merit scholarship at the time of admission, or were awarded an additional scholarship or grant based upon your FAFSA or Rise Application, here’s what you need to do to maintain your eligibility.

Merit Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Merit Scholarships require continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester and the minimum cumulative GPA indicated below:

  • Presidential Scholarship: 3.3 GPA and participation in the University Honors Program
  • Transfer Merit: 2.75 GPA*
  • Freshman Merit: 2.75 GPA*

Check out our Merit Scholarship FAQ for more information.

* Some cohorts may have different criteria. Refer to your award letter for additional information.

Please contact the Scholarship Office if you had previously lost your merit scholarship but now meet the renewal criteria, and would like to request that your merit scholarship be reinstated.


AIM HIGH Renewal Criteria

Fall 2019

Renewal criteria for the AIM HIGH Freshman Excellence or AIM HIGH Transfer Excellence Award:
  • Continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester.
  • Maintain an NIU cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please see policy for detailed information.
  • Meet all other AIM HIGH criteria.
  • The renewability of this scholarship is contingent on future state appropriation and funding for the AIM HIGH program.

Fall 2020

Renewal criteria for the AIM HIGH Transfer Achievement Award:

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester.
  • Maintain an NIU cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please see policy for detailed information.
  • Meet all other AIM HIGH criteria.
  • The renewability of this scholarship is contingent on future state appropriation and funding for the AIM HIGH program.

Check out our AIM HIGH FAQ for more information.


Huskie Pledge Renewal Criteria

Renewal criteria for the Huskie Pledge Grant:

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester.
  • Maintain an NIU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Meet all standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • You have not attempted 135 credit hours or earned a degree.
  • Meet all criteria as outlined by the State of Illinois AIM HIGH program.
  • The renewability of this scholarship is contingent on future state appropriation and funding for the AIM HIGH program.

Check out our Huskie Pledge FAQ for more information.

Contact Us

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245
815-753-1395
finaid@niu.edu

For scholarship-specific questions

scholarships@niu.edu

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