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Northern Illinois University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,680 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,096 tuition
$11,404 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$3,880 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$34,776 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,192 tuition
$11,404 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$3,880 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,742 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
50% get federal aid ($4,285 avg)
46% get state aid ($3,724 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($5,742 avg)
75% get loans ($7,905 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.14% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,863 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,285 50%
Pell Grants $4,140 50%
Other Federal Grants $1,425 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,742 74%
State Grant Aid $3,724 46%
Student Loans $7,905 75%
Federal Loans $6,791 74%
Other Loans $11,382 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $427
Out of State $763


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • ashley from belvidere, il
  • Jul-23-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i would say this is the cheapest college that has the best community, majors, etc. definitely can't wait to attend.

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  • 4
  • Rehtse
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    I think it's pretty good, at least for the in-state students. As an out-of-state student, it is a lot more expensive (double tuition) so you should try to establish residency if you can.

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  • 5
  • Ariya from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-28-2015 I am a past student here

    There's a place in the student center its a buffet for 5 dollars. if you're looking for a home cooked meal and you don't have an apartment that's the place to go

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