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AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program - "Your Future Starts at Northeastern"

Northeastern Illinois University is launching the Golden Opportunity Scholarship in partnership with Illinois' AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program. This financial aid program starts in the 2019-2020 award year. Northeastern is bringing excellence to our students; with AIM HIGH, students can significantly reduce and possibly offset tuition and fees costs. The AIM HIGH Grant will be available to incoming freshmen who attended an Illinois high school, are Illinois residents and have a GPA of at least a 3.0. AIM HIGH will be available for eligible students throughout their time at Northeastern for a maximum time frame of four award years; students must also continuously meet the eligibility requirements. 

Map Suspense Dates


Type of Applicant 
Initial FAFSA Receipt Date 
Award Annoucement 
Standard  Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 27, 2018 Full year  No 
  Feb. 28, 2018 and after  Suspended  Yes 


  • El Centro Location: Wednesday, October 24 and 31, 4-6 p.m.
  • Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies: Wednesday, October 24 and 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
  • TRIO: Ronald Williams Library Room 406, Friday, October 19, 1-3 p.m.
  • Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs: Tuesday, October 23, 4-6 p.m.
  • The Nest: Wednesday, October 31, 5-7 p.m. 


The mission of the College Awareness and Preparation (CAP) Committee is to provide the people of Illinois with practical, timely and accurate information on the college process. Its work will focus on improving student, family and community awareness of the wide range of college financial aid opportunities and more generally, the college selection and admission process. The Committee will make service and outreach to nontraditional, underserved and underrepresented populations a particular emphasis of its work.




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