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2018-19 Financial aid application period open

If you want or need to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year, apply now. The FAFSA filing period began on Oct. 1.

And if you’re among the 5,000 NIU students hoping to secure MAP grants, don’t wait too long.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which administers the Monetary Award Program, only has limited funds. When the money’s gone, the money’s gone.

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Elementary Education major

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Student:Faculty Ratio

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Undergraduate Research Hours (per year)

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Rachel Jacob named 2017-18 NIU Student Lincoln Laureate

Rachel Jacob's long list of amazing experiences at NIU has taken her from DeKalb to Washington, D.C., to Indonesia. 

A University Honors student with nearly perfect grades, Jacob is pursuing majors in both history and political science, with minors in economics and Southeast Asian Studies.

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