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 monthly installments.

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

HIP Application Form Priority Deadline Closing Date*
Spring 2024: 4 Installment Plan December 15, 2023 January 2, 2024


Spring 2024: Remaining 3 Installment Plan**

Deadline date has passed; however, if you are unable to pay in full, you can still make monthly payments towards your balance but a 1.08% late fee will be assessed on any remaining balance owed.


January 31, 2024

Fall 2024: 4 Installment Plan Online application form available mid-May 2024  

*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.

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Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

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

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