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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. Learn more from NIU's Scholarship Office.

Illinois-Specific Scholarships

Nationwide Scholarship Opportunities

Student Financial Aid

Undocumented students are not eligible for State or Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). However, U.S. citizen students whose parents are undocumented are eligible to complete the FAFSA as long as parents file income taxes with an ITIN. For additional information, contact NIU's Financial Aid department and request a staff member with expertise in working with U.S. citizen students of undocumented parents.

Undocumented Student Contact Information