Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

2024-2025 FAFSA - the U.S. Department of Education is making changes to next year's FAFSA. We anticipate the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available on December 31st.

Fall 2023 financial aid - for students enrolled in the fall 2023 semester, if you do not have any financial aid awarded or applied to your account, you need to call or come into the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to discuss your account.

Spring 2024 financial aid - for students enrolling in the spring 2024 semester, we typically start awarding aid in November. Make sure you have a 2023-2024 FAFSA filed and NIU’s school code of 001737 listed. Make sure to check your MyNIU Tasks in case our office requests any additional documentation. You will receive an email notification to your NIU email when your financial aid offer is available.


2023-24 FAFSA is Open

The FAFSA form is available for 2023-24. Students should complete or renew their FAFSA form for each year that you will be attending college. Illinois students who are not eligible for federal financial aid should complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.

NIU is within your reach.

We're committed to helping you afford a life-changing education. Our undergraduate tuition rates haven't increased in the last five years, while we've added millions of dollars in new scholarships. Let us show you all your options for financial aid.

We're here to help.

We make it easy to access assistance. Our advisors will even personally guide you through the process. More than 80% of our undergraduate Huskies receive support paying for college. We can help you, too.

Get started by learning about types of aid, costs and deadlines:

Did you search but still can't find what you are looking for? Check our FAQ or contact us.

AIM HIGH Huskie Pledge

Eligible Illinois seniors who enroll at NIU next fall will pay no tuition or general fees.

Eligibility Requirements

Student Financial Advising

Our Student Financial Advising Services team can educate and advise you and your family members on: Financial aid, tuition and fees and general financial literacy.

Huskie Spotlight

Robert Bishop

My number one goal was to get out of college without any student loans and NIU gives me that chance.

NIU School Code

Use NIU's School Code when completing the FAFSA.


MyNIU Shared Access

Share financial information with parents, family or guests with MyNIU Shared Access.

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