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NIU Grants

Huskie Advantage Grant

Huskie Advantage Grant is an NIU-funded program.

  • Currently available to qualified first-time undergraduate freshman students.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time during their first and second years at NIU.
  • Eligibility for this non-refundable grant is based on a percentage of unmet need using the federal ability to pay or Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and a combination of other factors including academic credentials

A change to the EFC and/or grant and scholarship aid (i.e., Pell and MAP Grants, Special Education Teacher Scholarship, State Veterans' awards, institutional awards) not reflected on your initial award notification may reduce or eliminate the Huskie Advantage Grant.


Huskie Advantage Grant 2

  • Currently available to qualified entering transfer students and current NIU undergraduate students with less than two years of college level enrollment.
  • You must have a freshman or sophomore status and be enrolled full-time.
  • Eligibility for this non-refundable grant is based on financial need using the federal ability to pay or Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and a combination of other factors including academic credentials.

A change to the EFC and/or grant and scholarship aid (i.e., Pell and MAP Grants, Special Education Teacher Scholarship, State Veterans' awards, institutional awards) not reflected on your initial award notification may reduce or eliminate the Huskie Advantage Grant.