For four years.
Our NEIU For You scholarship covers four consecutive years of tuition for eligible first-time, full-time freshmen.
At Northeastern, we believe in empowering tomorrow’s leaders and changemakers.
That belief guides every decision we make. That’s why, for the next four years, your tuition is on us! Spend more time studying, pursuing your passions and stepping forward into your future with confidence with NEIU For You.
For any first-year, full-time NEIU student who meets the requirements listed below, we are covering the costs of tuition beginning Fall 2023 after all federal, state, institutional, internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied.
NEIU For You Criteria
To be considered for NEIU For You, a prospective student must:
- Be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois High School
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
(NEIU will waive the minimum 2.5 GPA admission requirement for eligible students.)
- Have an annual adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and family assets of $50,000 or less
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(Undocumented students may complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid instead of FAFSA)
- Be admitted to Northeastern as an incoming first-time, full-time freshman enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester
“With my tuition covered by the NEIU For You scholarship, I am focused on getting good grades, not working full-time to pay off student debt.”
Ashley Garcia, NEIU For You recipient
Not Eligible for NEIU For You? Check out our other scholarships.
Northeastern offers a range of scholarships to offset the cost of tuition, fees and other expenses associated with attending college. Scholarship criteria, applications, deadlines and award amounts vary per scholarship. Take a look and see which scholarships are a match for you!
As described more fully in the NEIU application materials, the University is very pleased to share key terms and conditions for the NEIU For You Scholarship Initiative approved by the Board of Trustees. The Scholarship Initiative will only be awarded to individuals who meet the requirements of the program. The Scholarship Initiative is for new incoming first-year students for their first four years at NEIU. The NEIU for You scholarship expires four years after initial matriculation at NEIU. The Scholarship Initiative program offers a scholarship equal to the amount of tuition remaining due for each qualifying student after taking into account any financial aid grant(s) such student has been awarded (e.g., Pell, MAP, AIM High) so that each student’s out-of-pocket cost includes only related fees during their first four years. For new students, the Scholarship Initiative covers a maximum of 12 credits hours each fall and spring semester, but does not apply to summer semester. To qualify, you must have an annual adjusted gross family income of $60,000 or less and family assets of $50,000 or less. You must be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school and have a cumulative 2.0 high school GPA to receive this scholarship. NEIU will waive the minimum 2.5 GPA admission requirement for eligible students. International students and part-time students are not entitled to this Scholarship Initiative program. Students must register for full-time (at least 12 credits) to qualify for consideration for the Scholarship Initiative. Students can register for more than 12 credits each semester, however, students will be responsible for any tuition and fees beyond 12 credits. The program is non-refundable, e.g., students who do not complete a semester will not be provided any cash or credit benefit. Northeastern Illinois University reserves the right to terminate the Scholarship Initiative when all allotted funds are exhausted, or for any other reason as solely determined by the University.