Applying for Financial Aid

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Receiving an Award

Once your FAFSA and any other requested documents have been received and processed, an award notification will be sent.   The award notification will reflect all federal, state, and university offers of aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. The SFAO will post award notifications to MyNIU ‘Campus Finances.'  All new undergraduate students will also receive their initial award notification through the U.S. mail. Instructions for responding to the award notification are available and are always included with an award notification. Continuing student award notifications are accompanied by an electronic communication sent to a student's MyNIU email address.