Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@niu.edu
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Application Process
Application Deadline
Rolling
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA, Code is 001737 Free
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,730 (92.3% of) freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,488 (86.0% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,487 (99.9% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
158 (10.6% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$14,875
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,479 (99.5% of) aid recipients, average amount $10,646
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,242 (83.5% of) aid recipients, average amount $4,495
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 96 (6.5% of) aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 96 (6.5% of) aid recipients
263 (14.0% of) freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,512
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,690 (82.6% of) undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,494 (87.7% of) applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,382 (98.7% of) applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
702 (8.4% of) aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$12,587
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,463 (89.0% of) aid recipients, average amount $8,611
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,047 (84.1% of) aid recipients, average amount $5,170
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 310 (3.7% of) aid recipients
1,382 (11.8% of) undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,976
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,915
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
TEACH Grants
Non-Need-Based Available
None
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Home Economics
Humanities
International Studies
Library Science
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
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
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Community Service
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
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
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,695