Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@niu.edu
Application Process
Application Deadline
July 15
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 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,922 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,619 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,614 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
203 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$15,374
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,608 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,144
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,110 (68.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,970
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 135 (8.4%) of aid recipients
288 (14.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,372
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,263 (84.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,685 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,555 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
842 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$13,101
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,982 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,904
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,392 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,717
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 444 (5.9%) of aid recipients
1,700 (15.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,020
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,098
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 Current Students
Children of Faculty/Staff
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent
Ethnic Background
First-Generation College Students
Handicapped Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Out-of-State Students
Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Veterans
Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,671
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