Begin filing your 2017-2018 FAFSA October 1, 2016. Read more.
Attending college is a great investment in your future. Many families need assistance to help offset the educational expenses. The NIU Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is pleased to assist students and their families in securing the resources needed to fund educational expenses. We are available through campus visits, phone, and email communications to support you in the pursuit of your academic goals at NIU.
Never assume that you will not qualify for financial assistance. There are many types of financial aid available to help manage the cost of education, such as grants, loans, campus employment, and scholarship opportunities.
Financial Aid Application Basics