In accordance with Public Act 93-0228, Northern Illinois University provides newly enrolled Illinois residents, who are first-time degree seeking undergraduate students, a fixed tuition rate for a time period of nine continuous academic terms (view the truth-in-tuition policy (pdf)).
Students who have exhausted their fixed tuition eligibility and still have not completed their degree at the end of the 9th semester, will be subject to a tuition increase.
Northern Illinois University will consider student appeals for a ONE SEMSETER extension of the original tuition rate under certain unusual or extenuating circumstances.
The following are examples that would and would not merit a review to consider an extension:
Would merit a review for an extension:
Would NOT merit a review for an extension:
Undergraduate students who wish to request consideration for a one-term extension for Truth-In-Tuition must submit a written request using the
Truth-In-Tuition Extension Form (pdf) to your major college office (see right-hand column) by the following date:
|If Last (9th) Semester||Submit By Date|
|Fall||December 1st of that semester|
|Spring||May 1st of that semester|
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