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Tuition rates frozen for sixth straight year

By Dan Doren | December 27, 2019

DeKALB — Tuition rates for undergraduate students will remain frozen at $348.84 per credit hour for the sixth year in a row.The Board of Trustees approved NIU President Lisa Freeman’s recommendation to keep tuition rates flat for fiscal year 2021...

Board approves arts fee

By Dan Doren | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — Students might have to pay a new fee with the arrival of fiscal year 2021 but should also expect to see a decrease in charges on the whole.The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a recommendation regarding the costs of student general...

MyNIU eases stress from keeping track of classes

By AJ Edwards | December 1, 2013

Our college careers can be difficult to keep track of, but luckily we have our MyNIU Student Center page to guide us through the struggle.It’s important for college students to keep track of credits, grades and finances, and this resource helps us do...

Fees for athletics should be optional

By Hayley Devitt | October 9, 2013

Much of NIU’s meaty price tag is owed to various student fees, but do you wonder where that money goes?It seems like getting an education is more expensive every year, and much to my chagrin, an athletic fee is assessed every semester among a long list...