Fall 2023 financial aid processing timeline - for students enrolling in the fall 2023 semester, we are currently in the process of awarding aid for the upcoming school year. Make sure to check your MyNIU Tasks in case our office is requesting any additional documentation. You will receive an email notification to your NIU email when your financial aid offer is available. Fall term financial aid is set to disburse towards the bill for Law students beginning on August 21st. For all other students who have classes that start on August 28th, financial aid is set to disburse towards the bill beginning on September 11th. Financial aid will disburse two weeks after the start of your first class if your first class starts after August 28th.
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 is requesting 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.
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