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Pending MAT/Teaching Endorsement Loans

Students who are pending admission to one of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Programs or taking courses for teaching endorsement or licensure while not enrolled in a degree program are potentially eligible for federal financial aid. Students may be eligible for student loans at undergraduate loan limits. The student must have remaining undergraduate loan eligibility, meaning s/he has not reached the aggregate limit. In addition, the courses must be required for teaching endorsement or licensure. Courses taken for endorsement in administration, counseling, technology, etc. are not financial aid eligible unless the student is admitted and enrolled in a degree program.

Below is a breakdown of aggregate undergraduate loan limits as well as instructions of how to access your loan history on the National Student Loan Database System. You may use a review of the NSLDS system to determine if you have remaining undergraduate loan eligibility and would be financial aid eligible if you are pending admission to one of the MAT programs or taking classes as a non-degree seeking student for teaching endorsement or licensure.

Aggregate Limits:

Independent Undergraduate limit: $57,500
Dependent Undergraduate limit: $31,000

Annual Limits:

Independent Undergraduate limit: $12,500 per academic year
Dependent Undergraduate limit: $7,500 per academic year

Please note that a dependent student for the 2018-2019 academic year would be one who:

  • was not born before January 1, 1995
  • is not married
  • does not have children which s/he provides more than 50% of the support
  • is not admitted and enrolled in a graduate program

Dependent students must include parental information on the FAFSA in order to receive financial aid while pending admission to the MAT programs or taking classes for teaching endorsement or licensure.

Students must still meet all other financial aid eligibility requirements which can be found here: http://www.nl.edu/financialaid/financialaidinformation/eligibility/

How to access your loan history:

1. Log on to the National Student Loan Database System: https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/
2. Once logged into NSLDS you can view your complete loan history. If you have received less than the aggregate limit of undergraduate loans based on your dependency status you are potentially eligible for aid.

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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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