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Exit counseling is misguided

By Editorial Board | May 3, 2018

Government loans used to pay student tuition fees need a reformed, borrower-friendly exit counseling strategy.Outgoing students may have received a letter from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office informing them they will need to complete exit counseling...

Buster-Williams departing in May

By Northern Star Staff | April 1, 2014

Kimberley Buster-Williams has accepted the role of associate provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.Buster-Williams has been the acting associate vice president for Enrollment Management at NIU since...

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...

Financial aid help available at FAFSA Fun Fest

By Lauren Dielman | February 15, 2012

Students are encouraged to attend FAFSA Fun Fest Thursday, where they can expect free food, raffle prizes and help filling out their FAFSA form. The FAFSA Fun Fest, hosted by the NIU Office of Student Financial Aid, will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the...

Physics major Suyin Wang answers a question at FAFSA Fun Friday at Swen Parson Hall on Friday morning.

FAFSA Fun Fest attracts over 100 students

By Christopher Gibbs | February 20, 2011

DeKALB | Over one hundred students went to Swen Parson Hall for FAFSA Fun Fest on Friday afternoon. The Student Financial Aid Office, the Scholarship Office and the Office of Student Academic Success sponsored the event to help students fill out their...

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;...

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