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Friday, March 22, 2024

Northeastern Illinois University is pleased to announce two important free events for prospective students and their families eager to explore pathways to a quality and affordable college education. On Thursday, April 4, 2024, Northeastern will hold an Open House geared toward helping prospective students and their families discover all the opportunities NEIU offers. Simultaneously, Northeastern will host the Midwest’s first National College Resource Foundation (NCRF) Latino College Expo, an educational event with a mission to expand college and career access for Latinx students. Both events will run from 1:30-6:30 p.m. 

The NCRF Latino College Expo will be held at the University’s P.E. Complex, and the NEIU Open House will be held in the Student Union. Free parking will be available on the 4th and 5th floors of the NEIU Parking Facility. 

"Northeastern Illinois University is proud to provide many resources for students pursuing their educational path during these two exceptional events,” said NEIU Interim President Dr. Katrina E. Bell-Jordan. “It’s our pleasure to partner with the National College Resource Foundation to host the Latino College Expo’s highly regarded educational programs. As a Hispanic-Serving and Minority Serving Institution, Northeastern is dedicated to providing a quality education while promoting diversity, equity and economic mobility. We are committed to empowering our diverse community of students by offering an excellent, affordable learning, teaching and scholarship environment.” 

At the Open House, prospective students will have access to information about the University’s 90 undergraduate and certificate programs, graduate degrees, and student clubs and organizations. Information about the NEIU For You scholarship and other resources that make college more affordable and foster academic persistence will be available. NEIU will also offer campus tours, complimentary food and drinks, and entertainment for the entire family. 

The NCRF Latino College Expo will provide students access to over 40 colleges and universities, with a special focus on Hispanic-Serving Institutions, networking with local community organizations and businesses, and participation in bilingual Spanish/English college and career access seminars. Additionally, select colleges will generously waive application fees, offer scholarships, and may even extend on-the-spot acceptances.