We have ways of helping you pay.
Academic enhancement fee and 12+ credit hours/semester annually.
Annual cost for a double room in Gilbert, Grant or Stevenson and the Huskie Classic meal plan. Other rooming options are available.
Note: These rates reflect the pricing for students starting in the 2019–2020 academic year and are subject to change for upcoming terms. These rates do not include student health insurance of $1,179 per semester. This is a mandatory fee for students who do not otherwise have coverage. Students interested in Computer Science and Engineering majors will have a higher per-hour and full-time tuition rate. Check out the Planning and Cost Estimator.
Complete your application by November 15 (freshmen), February 1 (fall transfers) or October 1 (spring transfers) and you’ll receive full consideration for merit-based scholarships.
Illinois residents pay a fixed tuition rate for four continuous years.
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) starting on Oct. 1 using the previous year’s tax information.
Any credit hours above 12 per fall or spring semester are free. Get 15 credit hours for the price of 12!
We’ve eliminated an out-of-state tuition rate for U.S. students, as of 2018. The new rate structure will apply to undergraduate, law and graduate students.
Spread your tuition payments over the semester instead of making one lump- sum payment.
I have been incredibly lucky to receive several scholarships from NIU and affiliated donors.