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COLLEGE PROFILE

Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,935
Out-of-state: $34,975
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,202
Out-of-state: $21,242
Room and Board
$9,670
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 Not reported
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 1
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 2013-14 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants2,469 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,171 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,161 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met139 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met64%
Average Award$14,581
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,049 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,864
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,975 (91.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,212
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 86 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift318 (11.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,670
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants12,180 (83.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need10,754 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid10,628 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met572 (5.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met59%
Average Award$12,284
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,564 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,067
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,965 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,780
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 233 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,041 (7.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,867
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$33,234
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
8.0%
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, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, English
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)
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Theater/Drama, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Debating
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, International Students, Members of Minorities, Ethnic Background
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,689
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.18 3.37 570 600 573 23
Low 1.95 1.35 390 440 330 17
High 4.00 4.68 660 730 770 35
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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