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ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commision) logo
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending the announcement of 2016-17 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for applicants (except dislocated workers*) whose initial 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is received by the Central Processing System on or after Thursday, March 10. MAP awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis for...
Briana Smith
How is the state budget impasse, now in its eighth month, hurting DeKalb County? Bianka Rios has an answer. Rios, who’s pursuing a degree in human resources from Kishwaukee College with a minor in accounting, plans to transfer to NIU. A wife, and the mother of a 3-year-old son, Rios already juggles two jobs, one...
"FINANCIAL AID" on Scrabble tiles
Students who are eligible for Illinois MAP grants must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) within the next few weeks to lock in their eligibility for next school year before funding runs out. The 2016-17 FAFSA opened Jan. 1, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission began receiving FAFSA results Jan. 2 for...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Students from NIU and colleges and universities across Illinois are encouraged to join Gov. Pat Quinn for a “MAP Matters Day” rally Wednesday, April 30, in Springfield. Quinn will stand up during a 12:30 p.m. gathering in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol to push lawmakers to double MAP grant funding. The governor visited...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Gov. Pat Quinn was on the Northern Illinois University campus Thursday, promoting a plan to double funding for the state’s Monetary Award Program, which provides college tuition grants to students in need. “If we don’t invest in these young men and women, we lose out. It’s an investment that pays off for a lifetime,” said...
FAFSA!
Attention NIU students: now is the time to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students depending on Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant to help pay for college will need to complete and submit their FAFSA before 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, to be considered for the award during the 2014-15 school...
Photo of a red umbrella and its reflection in a puddle
Like the weather, things in enrollment management are global, can change quickly and can be unexpected, especially in the state of Illinois. When asked about snow totals for December 2013’s Winter Storm Electra, a meteorologist replied, “There remains some uncertainty as it relates to the exact track of this storm, including critical details on the...
Washington Monthly cover
NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
State Rep. Robert Pritchard
NIU’s Student Association will welcome several Republicans from the Illinois House of Representatives to campus Wednesday morning. The GOP state lawmakers will conduct a news conference at 10 a.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center to promote a package of bills that aim to provide college affordability options. Legislators include Reps. Bob...
Emily Prieto
Latino Resource Center Director Emily Prieto will host “Avanzadno Juntos” from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, when she will discuss the importance of Latino students pursuing advanced degrees. Translated to English, “Avanzando Juntos” means “Advancing Together.” The event will support, empower and encourage the Latino population on campus to persevere beyond bachelor’s degrees....
Photo of an NIU campus streetlight
The successful implementation of several key recruitment tactics, data-driven decision making, collaborative efforts with Academic Affairs, increased strategic marketing led by University Relations and early planning have resulted in more than 18,000 freshman applications for fall 2013 recruitment to date. In the enrollment management “funnel” – where the top of the funnel represents all prospective...
High school students and Latino Resource Center staff
Getting the next class of NIU students to campus takes the efforts of multiple partners across the university. While Admitted Student Day is a great opportunity for students to confirm their enrollment, connect with academic departments and to investigate housing options, a number of other activities are also valuable in helping connect prospective students with...
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