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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...
Northern Illinois University will maintain in-state, undergraduate tuition at the current level through the 2016-17 academic year. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees agreed today with President Doug Baker’s recommendation for no increase in tuition for full-time students. Costs for room and board also will remain at current levels through the spring semester of...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Students from NIU and colleges and universities across Illinois are encouraged to join Gov. Pat Quinn for a “MAP Matters Day” rally Wednesday, April 30, in Springfield. Quinn will stand up during a 12:30 p.m. gathering in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol to push lawmakers to double MAP grant funding. The governor visited...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Gov. Pat Quinn was on the Northern Illinois University campus Thursday, promoting a plan to double funding for the state’s Monetary Award Program, which provides college tuition grants to students in need. “If we don’t invest in these young men and women, we lose out. It’s an investment that pays off for a lifetime,” said...
Gov. Pat Quinn
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will visit NIU at noon today to discuss his plan to make higher education more affordable and accessible by doubling the state’s investment in the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) over the next five years. Quinn will hold a news conference at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden...
NIU: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
During its Feb. 27 special meeting, the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University approved a proposal that would keep the cost of tuition, room and board rates for new students steady for the 2014-15 academic year. By a 6-2 vote, the trustees approved a package that included a 2 percent increase in tuition and...
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...
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Like the weather, things in enrollment management are global, can change quickly and can be unexpected, especially in the state of Illinois. When asked about snow totals for December 2013’s Winter Storm Electra, a meteorologist replied, “There remains some uncertainty as it relates to the exact track of this storm, including critical details on the...
Jack Barry
The Northern Illinois University Student Association hosted six state Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning at the Holmes Student Center Sky Room for a news conference to address the issue of college affordability. “The rising cost of a college education is becoming the main obstacle to obtaining a degree,” Student Association President Jack Barry said in a...
State Rep. Robert Pritchard
NIU’s Student Association will welcome several Republicans from the Illinois House of Representatives to campus Wednesday morning. The GOP state lawmakers will conduct a news conference at 10 a.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center to promote a package of bills that aim to provide college affordability options. Legislators include Reps. Bob...
Noemi Rodriguez, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Emily Prieto
Before Noemi Rodriguez began classes at NIU, she interned at Children’s Memorial Hospital. “I fell in love with the nurses at Children’s Memorial. I admired their work,” says Rodriguez, a sophomore nursing major from Chicago. “There are some respectable nurses, and there are bad nurses, and I will become a respectable nurse. I love the...
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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...
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