Invest in Your Future at NIU

We're working hard to hold down college costs

We know college is a big investment. At NIU, we're working hard to keep your costs down.

For three consecutive years, we've held the line on undergraduate tuition for Illinois residents. And beginning in fall 2018, we're eliminating the more expensive out-of-state tuition rate for U.S. students coming to NIU from outside of the Land of Lincoln.

Additionally, U.S. residents enrolling this coming fall for the first time as degree-seeking undergraduates will be guaranteed the same program/course tuition rates for four continuous years.

What's more, we now have a "flat tuition rate" for full-time undergraduates, so you're not charged for taking extra courses beyond a normal semester load—and you can potentially graduate more quickly.

There are avenues to help defray costs, too.

More than 80 percent of our undergraduates receive financial assistance. And during the 2016-17 academic year, 4,200 NIU students received $14 million in scholarships!

Additionally, our Huskie Installment Plan enables you to spread out NIU expenses—rather than having to pay one lump sum each semester.

So make a wise investment. Schedule a visit today.