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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

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1. Where can I find information on tuition and fees?

2. What financial aid and scholarships are available for my student?

3. Where can I find more information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?

4. Are there job opportunities for my student on campus?

5. Does NIU offer health care and medical insurance for students?

6. How can I be more informed and involved in my student’s campus-life?

7. Is there an honors program?

8. Does NIU offer tutoring services for its students?

9. What kinds of student organizations are there on campus?

10. Is counseling available for NIU students?

11. What is the relationship of ACT scores and high school rank to graduation rates?

12. What kind of career planning services are offered to prepare students for life after graduation?

13. Is there bus service on campus for students?

14. Can students bring their cars to campus?

15. What kind of assistance does the university provide for students with disabilities?

16. Who do I contact for information about phones, computers and technology services?

17. Where can I purchase NIU clothing and gifts?

18. Where do I buy tickets to NIU athletic events?

19. What are the school colors and mascot?

20. Does NIU offer an alumni association for its graduates?

21. How can I support NIU?