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Scholarship Office


The Scholarship Office works in coordination with the Student Financial Aid Office to connect NIU students with various scholarship resources and assists NIU offices and departments with the administration of scholarship funds.

  • New freshman and transfer students should visit our merit scholarships page or contact our office at 815-753-4829.
  • Currently enrolled NIU students can visit the office in Swen Parson Hall 245K to learn about available scholarship opportunities.
  • Graduate students should contact The Graduate School for information about financing their education through tuition waivers, assistantships, and financial aid.
  • Student athletes should contact NIU coaches to learn more about the athletic scholarship process.
  • All students can use our new online scholarships application AcademicWorks for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. 
  • Students with private scholarships can provide the following mailing address to their donor:
               Student Financial Aid Office
               Northern Illinois University
               Swen Parson Hall 245
               DeKalb, IL  60115

The NIU Scholarship Office is a part of the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications.

Contact Us

Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245K
Northern Illinois University
815-753-4829 or
Fax: 815-753-9475

Business Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.