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A person holds their card in one hand and papers in the other. Impulsive spending can lead to debt, bad credit and other issues. (Getty Images)

Gen Z might be spending, not saving

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | September 25, 2023

DeKALB – For some, $2,000 could best be spent on food, gas or rent. But some people think that for Generation Z, spending that money on experiences such as concerts might be more worth it. Anne Hardy, director of Scholarships and Student Financial...

Events to honor shooting victims

By Northern Star Staff | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — NIU announced the schedule of events to remember and commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting.The events are a remembrance of 10 years since the shooting at Cole Hall, where five students were killed and 21 others were injured.The...

Offices merge in hope of increasing efficiency

By Nancy Galan | October 27, 2016

DeKALB | For the past seven years, the Scholarship and Financial Aid Offices have worked together to help students find financial resources, and this semester, the two combined because of a Program Prioritization recommendation.Program Prioritization...

Scholarship talk eases student money worries

By Jeanette Fritz | October 23, 2013

How am I going to afford this?The Scholarship Office hoped to answer that question with a presentation Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center. The event was held to help incoming students find and apply for scholarships.Scholarship Office Director Anne...

Five students receive Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship

Five students receive Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship

By Lauren Dielman | February 13, 2012

Five NIU students were recently named recipients of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship. The students will each receive a scholarship of $4,000, said Anne Hardy, director of the scholarship office. "Being selected as a Forward, Together Forward...

Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship awarded to 5 students

By Kyla Gardner | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Five students were each awarded the prestigious Forward, Together, Forward scholarship Monday. The recipients of the scholarship were Kelsey Borg, junior speech-language pathology major; Mayra Diaz, junior Spanish and international politics major;...