Supplement your financial aid with scholarships. A scholarship is a form of financial aid that you do not have to pay back. Scholarships can be awarded based on merit, academics, background, and many other categories.
Visit the NIU Scholarship Office website for current scholarship opportunities and information on how to successfully search for and apply for scholarships. The site features two search engines and is updated constantly with new information. Or students may use the resource room located in Swen Parson Hall 245K. You can speak with a Scholarship Office staff member who will help you get started on your scholarship search.