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COLLEGE PROFILE

Northern Illinois University

De Kalb, IL

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,586
Out-of-state: $37,657
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,300
Out-of-state: $21,371
Room and Board
$11,790
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$3,096
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 2011-12 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants2,322 (89.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,055 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,044 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met257 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Award$14,059
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,982 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,803
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,779 (87.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,391
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 16 (.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based GiftNot reported
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants13,091 (82.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need11,578 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid11,341 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met933 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Award$11,698
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,523 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,511
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,212 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,039
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 206 (1.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based GiftNot reported
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$30,521
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
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
$3,042
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.01 3.20 557 453 430 22
Low 1.50 1.89 430 340 360 15
High 4.00 5.00 700 520 500 29
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