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NIU’s Financial Cents Program and the Department of Accountancy is proud to partner with Goodwill Northern Illinois to bring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to NIU. VITA consists of IRS-certified volunteers who provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. This year, NIU students, faculty and staff can...
NIU’s Financial Cents program and the College of Business are looking for volunteers to help with Junior Achievement (JA). JA is a program in the local K-12 schools that helps provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices....
Money Smart Week
Planning already has begun for Money Smart Week 2016, which will take place from April 23 to April 30. Organizers are interested in finding campus individuals who would like to present or host a session. Interested in participating? Contact Randi Napientek at (815) 753-HELP or [email protected] Want to attend a Money Smart Week session on...
Red-and-black mittens
The Office of Student Academic Success and Financial Cents thank the NIU community for the terrific response to this past fall’s winter clothing drive. If you or someone you know needs some winter items (coat, hat, gloves, scarfs, etc.), stop by the Office of Student Academic Success/Financial Cents in the Academic Advising Center building to...
Federal 1040 form, pen and calculator
Qualified NIU students, faculty and staff can get free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 26 through April 12 in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge. This program is sponsored by the NIU Department of Accountancy, NIU’s Financial Cents program and Goodwill Northern...
NIU students, faculty and staff need warm weather gear, and NIU’s Financial Cents program wants to help. Members of the NIU community are asked to come together to provide coats, hats, gloves and more for the winter season. Drop-off locations across campus are located in the Holmes Student Center, the Campus Life Building (by University...
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Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign through the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination of hundreds of organizations across the country. Money Smart Week DeKalb includes DeKalb, LaSalle and Lee counties in Illinois. Last year,...
Office of Student Academic Success
In an effort to better serve NIU students, the Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) made some changes to help support student success initiatives. Last fall, the OSAS made the decision to centralize their student success specialists. Once spread out across campus in each of the academic colleges, the specialists are now located in the...
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Tax season is here and the IRS deadline is nearing. NIU’s Department of Accountancy will help you accurately complete your taxes by providing on-campus tax preparation to students, faculty, staff and the DeKalb community. The free service is sponsored by NIU’s Financial Cents, and is available from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 10...
Money Smart Week logo
Northern Illinois University will host seven financial literacy and money management events at its Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and main DeKalb campuses during the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week. The week is scheduled from Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 28. “Money Smart Week is an excellent opportunity to provide free and valuable information...
Photo of a 1040 tax form
The IRS deadline for filing income tax returns is quickly approaching, and the Department of Accountancy at NIU wants to help by providing free tax preparation to students, faculty, staff, and the DeKalb community. In conjunction with the Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA), IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers from the Accountancy Department in the NIU College...
This “Opportunity Cost” poster by a local third grader was a regional contender in the Economics Poster Contest.
Whether the stock market goes up or down, NIU financial literacy programs have been teaching people how to make good economic decisions for more than 60 years. University and community organizations now are coming together to bring more attention and resources to those efforts. The Financial Literacy Collaborative combines the work of seven organizations that...