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Northern Illinois University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

De Kalb, IL

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$27,624
Tuition and Fees
$12,261
Room and Board
$10,880
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$3,083
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@niu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Not reported

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001737
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


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
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
Merit-Based Gift
1,382 (11.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,976

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,915
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other 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
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
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,695

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