Tuition and fees are expenses necessary to attend classes. Tuition and fees are based on your residency, enrollment and degree level. As part of the Illinois Truth-in-Tuition Bill, NIU offers first-time degree seeking undergraduate students guaranteed tuition at the same rate for nine consecutive semesters. Effective fall 2018, NIU extends the Truth-in-Tuition policy to all first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate out-of-state U.S. citizens and permanent resident students that graduated from a U.S. high school. Students with higher than average tuition and fees can appeal to have this budget component adjusted.