Frequently Asked Questions

How much funding is awarded each semester?

During the spring 2018 application cycle, over $54,000 in funds were requested. Of that requested amount, Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) were able to fund $28,000 in project support.

I haven’t received my funds yet and need to make purchases. How are funds disbursed?

Funds are disbursed as an academic award through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. If you are signed up for direct deposit through the Office of the Bursar, the funds will be disbursed through the bank account on file. If you do not have direct deposit setup, the funds will go to the address you have on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Visit go.niu.edu/DirectDeposit for more information and to sign up for direct deposit. Information on disbursement dates are included in your SEF award letter and during the SEF orientation.

*Note that if you have direct deposit as an NIU student employee, you will still need to sign up for direct deposit through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. The two processes are separate.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
engage@niu.edu
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