Here are six reasons why Northeastern is an excellent fit for you.
We guarantee tuition rates for four consecutive years to continuously enrolled undergraduates. Students from Illinois’ neighboring states pay in-state tuition, as do active military duty students, veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children.
We offer classes on weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online—and at more than 30 partner universities throughout the world, at Northeastern tuition rates.
Our faculty will prepare you to think critically, adapt to change, solve problems, and become a leader in your chosen field—qualities employers seek.
You will meet people from all walks of life at Northeastern, rated “one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report.
Northeastern’s Main Campus is on the Northwest Side of Chicago, with other locations in the city and beyond. Take advantage of our connections to explore the cultural and professional opportunities Chicago has to offer.
Be among the first to live in Northeastern’s new residence hall, The Nest, located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units are furnished and come with full-sized kitchens. Utilities are included.
"I'm confident in the decision that I made to come to Northeastern. It’s not just that it’s an affordable education. I’ve also noticed a lot of growth as a person."
English/Secondary Education major
“My ultimate career goal is to earn a Ph.D. Once I obtain that, the type of research I can conduct is limitless.”
“I didn’t think higher education was possible for me. Completing my degree from Northeastern will allow me to instill hope in others, and provide me with opportunities for a better professional career.”
Finance major and Economics minor, undocumented student
“Northeastern is a strong believer in our untapped potential, and I’m grateful for the abundant support, resources and opportunities. My dreams of honing my leadership skills and becoming a successful pre-dental major are now realities.”
Biology major (Pre-Dental)
“The faculty and staff helped me discover my goals to become a transformative leader and to bring equitable education to underserved and underrepresented communities.”
Secondary Education major with a focus on History
Northeastern guarantees your undergraduate tuition rate for four years. In 2016, we ranked No. 1 for “least debt” among Midwest regional universities by U.S. News and World Report. Our in-state tuition covers students from neighboring states, and military members including their dependent children.
2017-18 In-state tuition and fees
2017-18 Out-of-state tuition and fees
The tuition and fees shown are for full-time undergraduate (30 credits) and graduate (18 credits) students for one academic year. See the breakdown for detailed information.
The NEIU Nest
Visit our new residence hall, The Nest, located in the heart of the Main Campus. The apartment-style units are furnished and come with full-sized kitchens. Utilities are included. Individual liability leases and roommate matching are available.
Residents of The Nest also have access to the following amenities:
- Academic Success Center with iMacs
- Private study lounge
- Fitness center with cardio and weight machines
- Recreation center with billiards and arcade games
- 24-hour on-call staff
We have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for graduating students with the lowest amount of debt among all Midwest regional universities.
We guarantee our tuition rates for four consecutive years to continuously enrolled undergraduate students. Students from Illinois’ neighboring states pay in-state tuition, as do active military duty students, veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children.
2017-2018 Tuition Rates and Fees per Credit Hour
In-state/neighboring state: Undergraduate $377.32 / Graduate $384.87
Out-of-state: Undergraduate $754.64 / Graduate $769.74
*Additional tuition applies to courses offered by the College of Business and Management.
Undergraduate Open House
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
At this event, prospective students have the opportunity to learn about academic programs and financial aid, attend mini sessions and apply to the University.
Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern Illinois University!
You have a series of steps to complete for a smooth transition to Northeastern. These may include financing your education, ensuring required documents are turned in, exploring living options, setting up online University-issued accounts, registering for placement tests and orientation, meeting advisors and registering for classes. Find out your next steps.