Cappex.com - College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

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
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like Northern Illinois University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

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

$21,359,790
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
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
http://www.niu.edu/fa/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $427
Out of State $763

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Alexis from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-18-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    NIU is very affordable for a university. Room and Board is a little pricey but it is worth it. A lot of the residence halls have been remodeled and the outisde areas are beautiful

    Read More
  • 3
  • Amia from Chicago, IL
  • May-23-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of restaurants around. If you don't have a car to get there, there is the bus that has stops in every location in the Dekalb-Sycamore area. Not only are there restaurants, there is Walmart, Target and Jewels for grocery shopping.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Skye from Earlville, IL
  • Feb-18-2015 I am a current student here

    This school is one of the cheapest schools around, but it's still a really great school, with a lot of opportunities.

    Read More