Contact information for Financial Aid Office:
Information for grants, scholarships, loan and work programs are available on NEIUport and in the Financial Aid Office (D-200). To be eligible for most Financial Aid awards, students must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6 credit hours for both undergraduate and graduate students) and must be admitted into a degree-seeking program.
To apply for Financial Aid for Spring 2014, students must complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov and indicate NEIU (school code 001693) as one of their school choices. FAFSA results will then be sent to NEIU within 3-5 business days. Additional documentation may be necessary to verify the FAFSA information and to determine the student's eligibility for financial aid programs. Once the FAFSA is received, students can check requirements necessary to complete their application on NEIUport. Students can also check award status and academic progress status on NEIUport.
Financial aid awards will be processed in the date priority order that the student's FAFSA results are received at NEIU, and as funds are available. Students whose FAFSA results are received at NEIU after March 1, 2014 should be prepared to make an initial down payment on their Spring 2014 balance due. If the student is later determined to be eligible for financial aid funds, a refund will be issued accordingly.
Once eligibility has been determined, Financial Aid awards will be applied towards the student's tuition and fees. Tuition based scholarships (Illinois Monetary Award Program Grant, Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard, Cooperating Teachers, Civil Service Employees) must be processed first at the Financial Aid Office two weeks prior to the tuition and fees payment due date.