Federal, state, and NIU grants are available to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply for a Grant

To be eligible for a grant, you must submit a completed FAFSA every year. Some grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Because grants are a type of gift-aid, you do not need to pay them back (except in rare circumstances such as withdrawing from school mid-semester).

Types of Grants

Learn more about the types of grants available to eligible students:

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