Paying for College


Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships, Grants, Loans,
Work Study…

There is definitely more than one way for you to pay for college.  We encourage our students to explore every option available to them.


Costs & Financing Solutions

Tuition, Budgeting, Payment Plans, FAFSA…

Each year NIU works closely with students to help make education more affordable.  Over 70% of NIU students receive financial assistance.

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 Most academic merit scholarships for incoming students are awarded based on the information submitted in your application for admission, but you can also use our comprehensive NIU scholarship finder to search for additional scholarship opportunities and applications.

The deadline for scholarship applications is November 17th.