The FAFSA form is now open for aid for the 2024-25 school year (July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025). We will share our updated timeline for distributing financial aid offers to returning students later this spring once we begin to receive FAFSA data and make the necessary adjustments to our systems. Learn more >
The 2024-25 FAFSA priority deadline for students who received MAP funds this academic year and who continue to meet all eligibility requirements isApril 1, 2024.
Spring 2024 Financial Aid: For students enrolling in the spring 2024 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.
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.
Summer 2024 Financial Aid: For students enrolling in the summer 2024 semester, financial aid is typically awarded in May/June after you have enrolled at least half-time.
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New for students entering NIU with the Fall 2024 semester:We've expanded our eligibility criteria to make NIU more affordable for Illinois families with household incomes of $100,000 or less.