Monday, August 29, 2016

Cybersecurity: A Growing Career Field

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Cybersecurity: It’s a fast-growing career field that is highly compensated. In fact, cybersecurity professionals report a salary between $90,000 to $118,000 a year. And now veterans can take free online, on-demand training and certification prep courses to join the cybersecurity workforce.
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FAFSA Application Available October 1

Beginning October 1 the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA will be available Early!
To make it easy, you no longer have to estimate from the prior year tax returns that have not yet been filed.  Instead, you can complete your 2017-18 FAFSA October 1 using the same 2015 income information used for this current award year!

Any questions can be referred to the Financial Aid Office at (773) 442-5016 or Financial-Aid@neiu

The Early FAFSA

Beginning with the
2017-2018 award year,
the FAFSA Release date
is October 1

What Students and Families Need to Know
Applying for financial aid is one of the most misunderstood—yet
important— parts of the college admission process. With changes
coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
it’s doubly important to understand the steps you must take to secure
funds for college. Starting this fall:
Students will be able to apply for financial aid beginning Oct.
1—a full three months earlier than previously allowed and
Applicants will use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information when
reporting personal and family income. Currently, the FAFSA
uses the previous year’s tax data
Completing the FAFSA along with applications for institutional and
private scholarships is essential for securing the least amount of loan
debt for college. In addition to federal grants and loans, the FAFSA is
used to determine eligibility for the
Illinois Monetary Award Program or
MAP grant.
Because the FAFSA will be completed
earlier, you will know your Illinois MAP
Grant eligibility before any suspense
date and qualify for scholarships along with other campus based assistance.
“Because the FAFSA will ask for older income tax information, you will
already have done your taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, and you
will not need to estimate your tax information and then go back into the
FAFSA later to update it.”
“Because you will already have done your taxes by the time you fill out your
FAFSA, you may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to
automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA. (Learn about
the IRS DRT at” The hope is to reduce the number of
students selected for the verification process.


Fall 2016 On-Campus Job Fair

Last chance to register for the Student Employment On-Campus Job Fair 

Fall 2016 NEIU Student Employment On-Campus Job Fair 
Looking to fill a student worker position for the Fall 2016. Register for the NEIU Student Employment Fall 2016 On Campus Job Fair.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Alumni Hall

NEIU departments can recruit student employees at the NEIU Student Employment Fall 2016 On Campus Job Fair. This can be your department’s opportunity to recruit and conduct on-the-spot interviews for the student employees for the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 semester.
This is a free event for NEIU Departments. Whether you are looking for one student or 10 students, this event can help with the recruitment of qualified candidates for your student employment needs.
To register, complete the registration form below.
We look forward to reserving a table for you. There are currently 16 tables reserved out of the 20 available for reservation.

Registration Form

Fall 2016 On-Campus Job Fair  

Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program

During Fall 2016, the Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program (MEWP) at NEIU will offer mathematics enrichment workshops for students enrolled in college algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus I, calculus II, calculus III, introduction to advanced mathematics, and Math 275. The workshops will begin the second week of the semester (the week of September 6th).

There will also be math development peer leaders assisting instructors in several math development course sections. 

The MEWP Fall 2016 workshop schedule can be found here:

Students have the opportunity to participate in MEWP in the following ways:
  • As workshop participants
  • As paid workshop peer leaders
  • As workshop volunteers
Please contact Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program Coordinator Sarah Cordell if you have any questions.

Mathematics Enrichment Workshop Program:

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fall 2016 NEIU Student Employment On-Campus Job Fair

NEIU departments will be recruiting student employees at the NEIU Student Employment 
Fall 2016 On Campus Job Fair.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall

For more information contact the Office of Student Employment at (773) 442-4692.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Council of Clubs Seeks Students

The Student Government Association is looking for motivated and involved students to join Council of Clubs (COC) for the 2016-17 academic year.

The COC allocates money to student organizations for programs. The council also approves newly created student organizations. The COC meets from 3-4 p.m. on Thursdays. In addition to meeting on Thursdays, participants are required to attend committee meetings every other Tuesday from 3-4 p.m.

Interested students may contact Jessica Alaniz at to set up an interview. (Students who are selected will be asked to attend an SGA retreat on Aug 12-13.)

Originally posted on behalf of the Office of Student Leadership Development by Mike Hines, Director of Public Relations.