Northern Star

Financial Aid Office offers workshop for FAFSA

Kia Clair

February 20, 2013

The Financial Aid Office provides NIU students FAFSA Fridays workshops that consist of private one-on-one sessions with an adviser. Financial aid advisers help students who are applying for financial aid during the workshops. The workshops were established to bring awareness to the importance of comple...

MAP grant awards will shrink by 5 percent

Amy Kreeger

January 17, 2011

Students who receive the Illinois MAP grant will see their awards shrink by 5 percent this semester. An e-mail from the Financial Aid Office detailing the change was sent out to students on Jan. 6. "It stinks, but I understand why," said Jaimee Kartheiser, fifth-year special education major. "The state is in...