Information for Scholarship Providers

  • Please make checks payable to NIU, and include the student’s name and ZID number.
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
    Swen Parson Hall 245
    DeKalb, IL 60115
  • NIU will divide scholarship payments equally for the Fall and Spring semesters, unless otherwise requested by the donor.
  • Scholarships are applied to the student’s bill to pay towards charges; refunds from scholarships or other financial aid will be issued once all University charges are paid for the semester, and those refunds can be used for other educational expenses such as books, supplies, housing, food, personal expenses, etc.
  • If a student has reached Cost of Attendance institutional aid will be reduced unless otherwise specified by the donor. If institutional aid cannot be reduced, funds will be returned to the donor.
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