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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...
Stack of money next to ruler
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...
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...
In Springfield… The General Assembly completed its work for this calendar year last week with the passage of two pieces of legislation.  The first (Senate Bill 397) was a $330 million package of business tax breaks, primarily directed to retain the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Sears in Illinois.  It also included the reinstatement of the...