Resources for Regional and Online Students

You're an NIU Huskie no matter where you learn, and we look out for our pack!  Here are some valuable resources for Regional and Online students.

Be sure to check out the NIU Online page for more helpful links on how to get started with online learning.


NIU Regional Centers

NIU Regional Center Resources

Support Services

  • Technology Helpdesk
    For immediate help with technology issues 24/7/365
  • Career Services
    Multifaceted services offered to NIU students and alums including Huskies Get Hired job and internship searches, advice about the hiring process, mentorship, and résumé assistance.
  • Disability Resource Center
    This office assists students who need accommodations and related resources for students with disabilities.
  • Military and Post-Traditional Student Support
    This office is a single point of contact for military students and their families who attend NIU.
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
    The office of the Ombudsperson provides students, faculty, and staff with discreet, impartial guidance to help solve a variety of university-related issues or conflicts.

Academic Success Resources

  • Study Skills Resources
    Links to a list of online resources categorized by topic such as time management, study tips, etc.
  • University Writing Center
    Get help with your writing.  Skype sessions are available.
  • Student Success Specialist
    Mandy Wescott is your Student Success Specialist.  She focuses on helping Adult Learners reacquaint themselves with the academic world as well as identifying strategies to integrate studies with work and life responsibilities.  If you need to ask questions or discuss your options, contact her at or 815-753-5891.

Costs and Financing Solutions

  • Financial Aid
    Financial Aid may be able to assist with the cost of your education
  • Office of the Bursar
    The Office of the Bursar manages student accounts and collects tuition and fees.
  • Scholarship Office
    This office works in coordination with the Financial Aid Office to connect students to scholarship resources.
  • Tuition and Fees
    Calculate costs for regional and online classes.  For DeKalb campus tuition and fees, click here.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    You should fill out your FAFSA form every year you are a student.  Never assume you will not qualify for financial assistance.  There are many types of financial aid available to help manage the cost of your education, such as grants, loans, and scholarships.
  • Huskie Installment Plan (HIP)
    Through HIP, instead of making a lump sum payment at the beginning of each term, you can spread your NIU semester expenses over four equal monthly payments.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Some employers offer tuition reimbursement for college classes.  Check availability of tuition reimbursement with the human resources department of your employer.

Emergency Information