Cost of college went up for all students at Northern Illinois University

In-state tuition and fees rose 1 percent for 2017-18 at Northern Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 1 percent for 2017-18 at Northern Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois residents paid $14,350 to attend the four-year public institution this year $146 more than the $14,204 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 66 percent more than residents this year, or $23,816. Their price tag grew 0.6 percent from $23,670 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Illinois residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,057 students received grants or scholarships totaling $19.47 million and 1,594 students took out student loans totaling more than $11.85 million.

Including all undergraduates, 10,583 students used grants or scholarships totaling $87.56 million. Another 9,735 took out $72.78 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~18,064
$13,505
$14,295
$14,204
$14,350
6.3%
Out-of-state
~951
$22,784
$23,761
$23,670
$23,816
4.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Northern Illinois University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,075
48%
$4,966,810
$4,620
State / local grant or scholarship
933
42%
$3,826,788
$4,102
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,823
82%
$10,679,016
$5,858
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,057
92%
$19,472,614
$9,467
Federal student loans
1,572
70%
$9,605,335
$6,110
Other student loans
189
8%
$2,246,194
$11,885
Student loan aid
1,594
71%
$11,851,529
$7,435
Total student aid
2,145
96%

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