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Robert Carr shakes hands with NIU President Doug Baker after announcing a $1 million gift from the Give Something Back Foundation to Northern for 50 Pell Grant-eligible students from Illinois high schools.
The Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) will give $1 million to allow 50 Pell Grant-eligible students from Illinois high schools to pursue a college education at NIU and graduate with a degree in four years at no cost. “The Give Something Back Foundation is proud to partner with Northern Illinois University to provide a college education...
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...
Adam Kinzinger
Adam Kinzinger was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2011. He serves as the representative for the 16th Congressional District of Illinois and was appointed to the Energy & Commerce Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Before he was sworn into office, Kinzinger was named to the House Majority Transition...
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In Washington, D.C. … President Obama submitted his FY 2014 budget to Congress last week, two months later than normal. This delay is attributed to the implementation of sequestration and the uncertainty with the incomplete FY 2013 budget. The president’s proposed funding levels for specific programs, including those of interest to NIU and higher education, will...
In Washington, D.C. … Congress has now adjourned for a two-week spring recess. Last week, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate were able to approve a short-term continuing resolution (H.R. 933) that will allow the federal government to remain operational through the end of the federal fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2013). The current...
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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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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In Springfield … This will be a very busy week in Springfield. Gov. Pat Quinn will give his Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Message at noon Wednesday, Feb. 22. You will recall that in his Feb. 1 State of the State message, he talked about his desire to eliminate a tax on natural cost (at an...
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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...
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
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...
In Springfield … An arbitrator today issued a ruling stating that Gov. Pat Quinn’s recent announcement that he intended to close seven state-run facilities and layoff more than 1,900 state workers by the end of the year violates a collective bargaining agreement between the governor and the AFSCME union. This is the same arbitrator who...
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