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COLLEGE PROFILE

Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,965
Out-of-state: $35,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,212
Out-of-state: $21,677
Room and Board
$9,690
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,663
Payment PlansInstallment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@niu.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001737
Free

PROFILE OF 2015-16 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants2,084 (91.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,766 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,758 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met162 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Award$13,947
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,708 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,519
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,531 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,752
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 111 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift352 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,512
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants11,615 (84.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need10,142 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid10,038 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met685 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met59%
Average Award$12,366
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,414 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,955
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,237 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,653
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 260 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,242 (9.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,207
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,714
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,644
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.20 3.58 650 629 25
Low 2.00 2.00 580 530 18
High 3.79 4.93 750 680 36
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