Tuition and Aid

We have ways of helping you pay.

Tuition and Fees

$12,251

Academic enhancement fee and 12+ credit hours/semester annually.

Room and Board

$10,880

Annual cost for a double room in Gilbert, Grant or Stevenson and the Huskie Classic meal plan. Other rooming options are available.

Total

$23,131

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.

Hundreds of Scholarships

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.

Truth-In Tuition

Illinois residents pay a fixed tuition rate for four continuous years.

File Your FAFSA

Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) starting on Oct. 1 using the previous year’s tax information.

Learn More for Less

Any credit hours above 12 per fall or spring semester are free. Get 15 credit hours for the price of 12!

Affordable for Out-of-state Students

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.

Huskie Installment Plan

Spread your tuition payments over the semester instead of making one lump- sum payment.

Huskie Spotlight

Margaret Hitchcock

I have been incredibly lucky to receive several scholarships from NIU and affiliated donors.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-0446
800-892-3050
admissions@niu.edu
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