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Undergraduate Tuition, Fees, & Surcharges

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

At NIU, undergraduate tuition rates are assessed according to a sliding scale rate schedule. This means the more credit hours for which you are enrolled, the lower your per-credit-hour tuition rate. Accordingly, should you reduce the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled, by dropping or withdrawing from a course, your per-credit-hour tuition rate will increase.


In-State Tuition

Adobe Acrobat icon Truth-In-Tuition is for Illinois residents enrolling for the first time at NIU as degree-seeking undergraduates. This provides students to be charged a fixed tuition rate schedule for four continuous years beginning with their initial enrollment.

Image of IllinoisTo determine your CURRENT tuition rate schedule, select the term of your initial enrollment as an in-state, degree-seeking student at NIU:


* All in-state, non degree-seeking students, post-baccalaureate students, and students whose initial term began fall 2009 or prior will be charged the most CURRENT tuition rate schedule within the academic year for the term.


Out-of-State Tuition