Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Effective January 4, 2022:

  • In-person service available Tuesdays and Thursdays only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Email to request an appointment.
    • Note: Visits will be limited to one student plus one guest at a time (two total people per visit). Please call or email if different accommodations are necessary.
  • Services available via phone Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Video calls via Teams are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Email to request a video appointment.
  • Email or or call us at 815-753-1395 for assistance.

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:

Need assistance with financial planning?

Student Financial Advising Services has virtual appointments available to assist students and/or their family members with general financial literacy, interpreting tuition/fees and other charges, and explaining financial aid. Se habla español.

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