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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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We all know that when it comes to financial aid, there are only so many dollars to go around. Financial aid can only offer so much to so many people. Completing your FAFSA early is a sure way to feel accomplished and secure in knowing your financial situation for school next year. But having motivation...
Federal Student Aid
To assist students in applying for state and federal student aid, Northern Illinois University’s Student Financial Aid Office is offering “FAFSA Fridays” each week during the spring semester from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Swen Parson Hall 245. The free events are open to current and prospective students and are designed to help students...
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In the 2011-12 academic year, 86 percent of undergraduate students at Northern Illinois University received need-based financial aid in the form of state, federal and institutional grants. However, hundreds of thousands of eligible Illinois college students missed out on state financial aid by not completing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon...
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In Washington, D.C. … Officials of the U.S. Department of Education today unveiled the Obama administration’s college financial aid “shopping sheet,” which was developed jointly with the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The shopping sheet, while allowing individual institutions to provide customized information, provides a number of common elements regarding a student’s financial aid...
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An increased utilization of Federal Work-Study Grant funds has resulted in a freeze in new appointments through June 30, 2012,  for the duration of the appointment. No replacement appointments will be authorized under the Work-Study Grant, according to Steve Cunningham, vice president for administration and human resources. “During FY12, we have monitored an increase in...
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Just like the early onset of summer-like weather and temperatures, the suspension of 2012-13 MAP Grant processing has arrived sooner than anyone expected. Administrators in NIU’s Student Financial Aid Office alerted all undergraduates via email Wednesday, March 14, that the prospect of a suspension was imminent. The email urged students who had not filed the...
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NIU’s Student Financial Aid Office anticipates the production of award notifications within the next week. Illinois colleges and universities have received an announcement from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission regarding an early suspension of Monetary Award Program (MAP) awards. Last year’s suspension date occurred toward the end of March;  an even earlier date is anticipated...
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Last year, 8,101 NIU undergraduate students received need-based financial aid in the form of state, federal and institutional grants. However, hundreds of thousands of eligible Illinois college students missed out on state financial aid by not completing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon enough. For this new year, the NIU Office...
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In Springfield … The Illinois General Assembly convened for the first week of the fall veto session, which began Oct. 25. It was a tough week for Gov. Pat Quinn, with the General Assembly taking the following actions: Collective bargaining House Speaker Michael Madigan introduced HJR 45, which seeks to involve the General Assembly in...
NIU students who receive Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant funding are being warned that reductions are likely for the spring semester. The current situation is reminiscent of the 2010-11 academic year, when limited state funding and high application volume made it necessary to lower second- and third-term awards. More than 6,200 NIU students – more...
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Attention Illinois residents: The deadline for Illinois MAP grant submissions has been extended. Applications for the 2011–2012 FAFSA must be submitted by 10:59 p.m. Friday, March 25, to be considered for Illinois MAP grants. NIU’s School Code is 001737. Tax information requested on the FAFSA may be estimated and updated to actual amounts at a later date. Student...
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