Northeastern Illinois University is a welcoming campus that embraces diversity and a nontraditional atmosphere. The University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the most ethnically diverse university in the Midwest. The University also ranks with Harvard, Princeton, MIT and Stanford in Newsweek's Top 10 Best Investments as it prides itself on graduating students with the least amount of loan debt in the Midwest.

Institution Dates
 
Federal Dates

August 1, 2016
Admissions Application Available

Application for admissions opens.

AUG


SEP
OCT

October 1, 2016
FAFSA Available

Federal financial aid application available for completion.

November 15, 2016
Early Action Notifications

Admitted Early Action students will be notified and can review financial aid offers of financial aid and scholarships.

NOV

November 15, 2016
Financial Aid Awards Available

Financial aid awards will be available on this date for regular admission applicants to review.

December 1, 2016
Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Priority deadline for state, institutional, and campus based federal financial aid funds.

DEC

January 15, 2017
Early Decision Notifications

Admitted early decision students will be notified and can review financial aid offers.

JAN

January 15, 2017
Priority Scholarship Awards Available

Merit-based priority scholarship awards available for applicants to review.


FEB

March 15, 2017
Priority Scholarship Application Deadline

Complete your financial aid application by this date to be eligible for priority merit scholarships.

MAR


APR


MAY


JUN

July 15, 2017
Admissions Application Deadline

Complete your financial aid application by this date for priority consideration of institutional and state aid. Funds may be limited for students who complete their applications after this date.

JUL

August 19, 2017
The Nest 'Move In' & Welcome Week Activities

Financial Aid applications must work with The Nest to ensure the deferral form is completed each year and that a copy of the lease is forwarded to the Financial Aid Office.

AUG

August 26, 2017
Term and Classes Begin

The term begins for students.


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NOV


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MAY
JUN

June 30, 2018
Final Date to Fill out FASFA

Final date 2017-2018 FAFSA available.

The school has many other important deadlines should you choose to enroll such as deadlines to submit documents, apply for housing and enroll in classes. Be sure to review these deadlines as well in preparing for college. For more deadlines and information, please visit our website at http://www.neiu.edu

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