Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Updates for Fall 2024 Admitted Students

May 21, 2024

Email notifications are being sent to admitted students when their financial aid offers are available in MyNIU. Learn more >

Updates for Current NIU Students

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. Learn more about summer financial aid.

2024-25 School Year: The FAFSA form is now open for aid for the 2024-25 school year (July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025). Financial aid offers will be distributed in June.

2023-24 School Year: The FAFSA form for 2023-24 school year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024) must be submitted by June 30, 2024. 

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AIM HIGH Huskie Pledge

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.

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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.

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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