Northeastern Illinois University welcomes all students, regardless of citizenship or residency. We value the diversity our students bring and we strive to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all students. We are excited to offer the following resources for undocumented students.
Qualifying for In-state tuition
The Acevedo Bill or Public Act 93-0007 or as it is commonly known, HB 0060, was passed in 2003. In order to qualify for in-state/resident tuition, a student must complete an affidavit form and meet the following criteria: 1) The individual had to have resided with his or her parents or guardian while attending a public or private high school in Illinois; 2) The individual had to have graduated from a public or private high school OR received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Illinois; 3) The individual had to have attended school in Illinois for at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma; 4) In case the individual is not a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, the individual has to provide the university with an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident or the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
Freshman Admission requirements are the same for all incoming freshmen, regardless of citizenship. Once a student is admitted, the student must complete the NEIU Affidavit in order to qualify for in-state tuition rates. Social security numbers are not necessary for admission. The university will assign the student a NEIU ID number once they are admitted.
Transfer Students Admission requirements are the same of all incoming transfer students, regardless of citizenship. Once a student is admitted, the student must complete the NEIU Affidavit, and either submit high school transcripts or GED transcripts in order to qualify for in-state tuition rates, as outlined per HB60. All of these documents should be submitted/sent to the Admissions Office. The NEIU Affidavit should be submitted after admission to NEIU in order to qualify for in-state tuition rates.
Talk with an Admissions Counselor
You can stop by the Admissions Office during the office hours listed below. No appointment is needed. Meet with a counselor to review admission requirements, discuss academic programs, application procedures, and learn about the many opportunities available at Northeastern. Weekly tours are offered on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Please call the Admissions Office to learn more about visit options at (773) 442-4050.