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In order to receive student financial aid, students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every school year. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA online.

First-Time Applicants

  • National Louis University school code is 001733; we are only listed with our Chicago IL campus address. Please choose this option regardless of which campus you will be attending.
  • A PIN (personal identification number) is required to submit the FAFSA application; to request one, go to www.pin.ed.gov. If you prefer to sign by paper, a PIN will still be sent to you for future convenience once your application is processed. The same PIN can then be used to access and sign your Renewal FAFSA application next school year.
  • If you are a dependent student, your parent will also have to sign. Only one parent needs to sign the application. Your parent(s) may apply for a PIN at the PIN site in order to electronically sign your application, or they can sign a paper signature page. Parents can use the same PIN to sign the application of multiple children from one year to the next.

Returning FAFSA Applicants

  • National Louis University school code is 001733; we are only listed with our Chicago IL campus address. Please choose this option regardless of which campus you will be attending.
  • You will need a PIN to sign the application electronically. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request a duplicate by going to www.pin.ed.gov and selecting the option "Request a Duplicate PIN". From the PIN web site, you can ask to have your PIN sent to you by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. You will receive your duplicate PIN in 4 hours by e-mail or in 7-10 days by postal mail.
  • Remember, your PIN gives you access to your personal information on the Web and also allows you to sign student aid documents electronically. To protect the confidentiality of your application data, you should never share your PIN with anyone, even if that person is helping you to complete your Renewal FAFSA on the Web.

Many students are finished with the application process once the FAFSA is submitted. The Department of Education (ED) selects approximately one third of all applicants for a process called verification and occasionally flags a student for review of name, citizenship or income. The results we receive from ED will let us know if you are required to submit any supplemental information or documentation. We will send you a detailed letter explaining any additional requirements. You will work directly with our staff, not the ED, to supply the required documents and resolve any outstanding issues.

Please keep in mind that it may take up to 2 weeks for our office to receive your electronic results from the Department of Education. To ensure that financial aid is processed in a timely manner, NLU recommends that FAFSA results are received at least 30 days before the term start date.

If you need assistance completing the FAFSA or have any other questions/concerns, please call us at 888-658-8632, option 3 or email studentfinance@nl.edu. We look forward to serving you.

 

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Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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