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Your education is an investment in your personal and academic development towards a successful future. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals while remaining affordable for all students and families. Keeping tuition costs low while still providing quality academic opportunities for our students is a top priority. 

Invest in Your Future

Northeastern Illinois University ranks sixth in the nation as best college investment in Newsweek’s 2012 College Rankings. Northeastern is among the most affordable public universities in Illinois with tuition costs of $322 per credit hour for Illinois residents. 

The Financial Aid Office is ready to help you understand and navigate the financial costs associated with college, as well as the opportunities available to support your college education. 

Learn more about Northeastern's financial aid process and funding resources, including FAFSA, federal, state and private support, and internal and external scholarships!

Financial Aid Opportunities

Tuition Guarantee 

With Northeastern’s Tuition Guarantee, tuition rates remain the same for four consecutive years for newly enrolled students.  


New and continuing students have scholarship opportunities readily available. Scholarships are based on academic merit, a combination of academic merit and financial need, talents such as music or theatre, or community and school leadership experiences.  

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Future Students

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