Prospective Student Saturdays


Prospective Student Saturdays

NIU Student Financial Aid presents "Just for You Saturday" hours on March 26th, April 2nd, and April 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Financial aid counselors will be available on a walk-in basis at Swen Parson Hall 245 or by phone at 815-753-1395 to assist with the following:

  • General financial aid advising
  • FAFSA assistance
  • Financial aid application updates
  • Understanding your award package

Please use this link for directions to NIU and visitor parking. You are also welcome to contact Student Financial Aid during regular business hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We look forward to assisting you.



MAP Grant Update!


Alert for Illinois Residents


The Illinois MAP Grant submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 25, 2011. 


Your 2011–2012 FAFSA must be submitted by 10:59 pm on March 25 to be considered for an Illinois MAP Grant.  


·         We urge you to submit your FAFSA, if you have not already done so, at  NIU’s School Code is 001737.


·         The requested tax information may be estimated on the FAFSA and updated to actual amounts at a later date.


Reminder:  Check the status of your financial aid application often at MyNIU and your NIU student e-mail account. The Student Financial Aid Office will continue to monitor announcements from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and will keep you apprised of updates accordingly.