Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
finaid@niu.edu
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 2019-20 Financial Aid
Profile of 2019-20 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
1,810 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,514 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,512 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
188 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$16,068
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,509 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,023
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,183 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,426
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 128 (8.5%) of aid recipients
308 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,961
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,236 (83.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,948 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,867 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
712 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$13,275
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,159 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,436
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,402 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,076
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 363 (4.6%) of aid recipients
1,465 (13.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,978
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,837
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
$2,771
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