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Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Tuition 2021 - 2022 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2021 - 2022 2020 - 2021 2019 - 2020
In District $12,478 $12,352 $12,390
In State $12,478 $12,352 $12,390
Out of State $12,478 $12,352 $12,390
Books/Misc. $1,300 $1,100 $1,100
On Campus
Room and Board $11,000 $10,880 $10,880
Other Expenses $2,440 $2,870 $2,390
Off Campus
Room and Board $11,000 $10,880 $10,880
Other Expenses $2,440 $2,870 $2,390
Off Campus With Family
Other Expenses - $3,442 $3,352

Financial Aid 2021 - 2022

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants 94.0% $4,809
State/Local Grant 61.0% $5,110
Institutional Grants 90.0% $5,696
Loans 59.0% $6,236

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Mid-American Conference
Basketball - Mid-American Conference
Football - Mid-American Conference
Cross Country/Track - N/A


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers


Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Advanced placement (AP) credits

The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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