Huskie Installment Plan (HIP)

The Huskie Installment Plan (HIP) is a payment option designed to provide budgetary assistance in meeting NIU students’ semester educational expenses. Through HIP, instead of making a lump sum payment at the beginning of each term, you can spread your NIU semester expenses over four equal monthly payments.


Enrollment in HIP is on a per semester basis. You will need to complete and submit an application for each semester you wish to participate. The HIP plan is not available in summer. A non-refundable participation fee of $50 per semester is required for enrollment in HIP. This fee will be divided equally into the four monthly installments.

Early application is recommended. HIP application forms and deadlines are listed below:

HIP Application Form Priority Deadline Closing Date*
Fall 2020: 4 Installment Plan
Use your login & password

Sign up for Fall HIP
July 15, 2020 July 31, 2020

Fall 2020: Remaining 3 Installment Plan**

(Available August 3, 2020)

N/A September 7, 2020
Spring 2021: 4 Installment Plan
Use your login & password

Sign up for Spring HIP
December 15, 2020 January 4, 2021

*Forms that are received after the priority deadline will be processed in the order that they are received, provided that all the requirements are met.

**The Remaining 3 Installment Plan is intended for students who missed the priority deadline for the 4 Installment Plan or have initially enrolled in classes after the first HIP billing date.

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: Bursar Email Form

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