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Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker, (center) talks Dec. 13 with President Donald Trump during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House. 

Pritzker plans to allocate additional $50M to MAP grant funding

By Kierra Frazier | March 31, 2019

Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker, (center) talks Dec. 13 with President Donald Trump during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House. 

Federal aid programs jeopardized

By Lindsey Salvatelli | July 10, 2017

DeKALB — Though interest rates for federal student loans are seeing an increase because of annual fluctuation, other avenues for federal financial aid may see significant change if proposals made by President Donald Trump’s administration are passed.Direct...

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...

Freshman business administration major Christopher Harris loads his belongings on to a cart while moving into Stevenson Hall on Friday. More than 5,000 students have been credited for MAP grant funding, despite a budget impasse.

NIU credits fall MAP grants

By Keith Hernandez | August 24, 2015

More than 5,000 NIU students who qualify for Monetary Assistance Program funding have been credited an estimate of what they would have received had an Illinois budget been approved at the start of the semester.NIU has joined other Illinois universities,...