Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Students studying at the College Grind

At NIU, you’ll benefit from the resources of a large university while thriving in our close-knit campus community. The hands-on learning opportunities you receive will prepare you to hit the ground running in your chosen field after you graduate. 

With our affordable tuition and wide range of scholarship and financial aid options, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your educational goals at NIU. Plus, for undergraduate domestic students, your tuition rate will not increase for up to nine consecutive semesters (read more about Truth-in-Tuition).

Most NIU students use financial assistance such as grants, scholarships and loans to pay for at least part of their college expenses. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to discuss how financial aid can help make your NIU education a reality.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245

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