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"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...
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...
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...
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...
Photo of a stack of money
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...
Cover of Washington Monthly magazine
When it comes to ranking colleges, academic excellence is important, but is hardly the only measure that matters. So say the publishers of Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings. They choose to rank colleges not solely upon how well they educate students, but rather upon how well they serve society. NIU ranked 143rd – with...