NIU is proud to be home to thousands of diverse students who make this campus a community. Huskies thrive here in a caring environment where you can be yourself, create new knowledge, make an impact and receive custom support to ensure your success.

Find Your Community

NIU is your home, with many ways to connect with others, get involved and discover new interests.

Explore Resources

Every Huskie needs and deserves help. We’ll support you and provide assistance when needed.

Stay on Track

It takes good time management and organization to succeed. Get tips and build academic skills.

Be Well

Physical and mental wellness are essential to your success. We’ll help you stay healthy and thrive.

Navigate Your Finances

Every dollar matters. We’ll help you understand your financial options and provide resources and tips.

Keep Informed

Make sure you know about the latest Huskie news and events, important tasks to complete and more.


Tip of the Week

It can be challenging to understand financial aid and manage your finances. We have many services to help you and your family interpret financial aid, complete your FAFSA, plan for expenses and more. Learn more about student financial advising.


Have a Question?

What is the FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must complete a new FAFSA for each academic year to be considered for grants, work-study and student loans.

Explore answers to more frequently asked questions.


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Clint-Michael Reneau, VP for Student Affairs, talks about Homecoming events happening this week!


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See NIU through the eyes of a different Huskie each week, follow HuskiesofNIU on Instagram and email socialmedia@niu.edu to sign up to take over a week!

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