NIU Planning & Cost Estimator

Estimate costs for fall 2018 and spring 2019 with the 2018-2019 Estimator

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

This NIU Planning & Cost Estimator was designed for estimating tuition costs, mandatory fees, housing, and other costs assessed by Northern Illinois University for fall 2019 and spring 2020. Note: These estimates only represent eligible charges and credits that are billed through the Office of the Bursar.

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Tuition, General Fees and Expenses

Residency information for tuition purposes

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Estimate Room and Board

Compare housing rates and lifestyle options.

If you are living in a Living-Learning Community or Special Interest Community, a $50 program fee per term may apply. 

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Paying for College

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

For a full year student, most types of financial aid are split between fall and spring terms. When using this estimator, make sure to enter the amount for each term separately.

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The financial aid reflected on a bill prior to the start of a semester is an estimate and, unlike tuition and fees, may not reflect actual registration. Prior to the start of a year or semester, initial financial aid awards are based on an assumption of full-time enrollment. Financial aid is periodically adjusted to match actual enrollment. The first repackaging of aid to match current enrollment occurs proximate to the start of the semester. Only students with registration for that semester are included. Repackaging will occur again prior to each billing statement until the semester begins. All students will be repackaged when enrollment is official at the end of the drop/add period, the second week of classes.

All aid is disbursed to your bill after the end of the drop/add period.

See Student’s Rights and Responsibilities for details on individual financial aid programs. It is important to note that financial aid eligibility is determined in accordance with the laws, regulations and appropriation of the U.S. Congress, the state of Illinois, the NCAA and Northern Illinois University, and is subject to adjustment or cancellation in the event of changes to these laws or your eligibility.

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Huskie Installment Plan (HIP) Optional Payment Plan

For Estimator Purposes Only • 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. Find out about enrolling in the Huskie Installment Plan.

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The non-refundable $50 HIP Participation Fee is divided equally within the installment estimates.

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Cost Summary

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Last Updated March 2019

Summary of Estimated Costs

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that these calculations should not be considered your official guaranteed costs at NIU. Official tuition and fees are those billed and reported on your MyNIU account by the Office of the Bursar and are subject to change.

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Tuition, General Fees and Expenses

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Room and Board

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Total Cost Estimated:
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Optional Huskie Installment Plan (HIP)

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Please Note: The non-refundable $50 HIP Participation Fee is divided equally within the installment estimates.

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: bursar@niu.edu 

Business Hours

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