Monday, November 6, 2017

TRIO Offers Group Study!!

Group study is one of the best ways to gain confidence and to discover how much you really know about a subject. Groups allow you to work through problems with your peers and to gauge your level of knowledge on a subject.

It's simple: two brains are better than one, no question about it.

TRIO is now offering Group Study hours and study rooms aimed at bringing TRIO students together.

Monday through Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. 

All subjects are welcome. Sessions are walk-in only. 

Study Abroad Opportunity for TRIO Members

Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program, Spanish Language & Culture in Salamanca

Every June, a group of 15 TRIO SSS and McNair students has an exciting learning opportunity. You will have a chance to explore Salamanca, one of Spain's most spectacular cities, as you immerse yourself in an intensive, month-long study of Spanish language and culture. You'll study with international students at the University of Salamanca and have the option to live with a Spanish family or with other international students in a residence hall. The program is administered by COE and Travel & Education, a program provider that partners with three universities in Spain.

You must be nominated by a TRIO staff person to apply to this program. 

Eligible students are TRIO Student Support Services or McNair participants or TRIO pre-college alumni who are in good academic and social standing with their institutions, have at least sophomore status, and have demonstrated leadership ability and potential. 

Priority will be given to students who have had at least one semester of Spanish or the equivalent. Your college or university must be an Institutional Member of COE for you to participate in this program. Download the nomination form here Document is available for download (.pdf).

Monday, October 30, 2017

Capitol Hill Internship: Apply By 11/15/17

Applications Now Open for Spring 2018 Keith Sherin Global Leaders' Semester in Washington, DC

Applications are now available for an exciting Capitol Hill internship and study program in Washington, D.C. from January 14-May 5, 2018

The internship/scholarship is available to one outstanding TRIO SSS or McNair student who is a current full-time undergraduate in good academic standing. (Applicants must come from institutions that are COE members.) 

Students are enrolled at Marquette University's Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C., take classes two days per week, and work in Congressional offices the other three days per week during the 16-week semester. 

Applications are due to COE by November 15, 2017.  

For more information, and to download the application, visit Holly Hexter with any questions.

Start Using Starfish Today!!

Starfish is a new tool that provides you with a central location to connect to the people and services at NEIU. Not familiar with Starfish? Then watch this video to update your Starfish profile and get more information at

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's #EarlyFAFSA!

You must complete the FAFSA every year that you are attending school. The FAFSA you are completing now is for 2018-19. REMEMBER: You must complete your FAFSA every year!!

Starting OCT 1, students planning to enroll during Summer, 2018, Fall, 2018, Spring, 2019 and Summer, 2019 can complete the 2018-2019 FREE Application for Federal Student Aid

Get your jump start by completing the FAFSA and the online NEIU Scholarship Application (AcademicWorks) to maximize gift assistance ahead of next Fall.

Let those days of long lines, spring applications and summer verification documents be in the past. The new days allow for early estimates, early completion, early packaging, early registration and early disbursement!

Would you prefer not completing the FAFSA alone? Well we have an answer for you!  Below is a listing of opportunities from quick answers to one-on-one assistance with completion of the FAFSA and the online NEIU Scholarship application!  Come join us!  Simply bring your 2016 income information and your beautiful smile!

Wednesday, October 11th
#EarlyFAFSA Completion Workshop
CICS / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 11th
#EarlyFAFSA TRIO FAFSA Completion 
Library Rm. 401 - 4th floor / 2-4pm
Thursday, October 12th
#EarlyFAFSA TRIO FAFSA Completion 
Library Rm. 401 - 4th floor / 2-4pm
#EarlyFAFSA FYE Peer Mentor Completion Training 
Library Lower Level Classroom / 3-4pm
#EarlyFAFSA The Nest Completion Workshop
The Nest Complex / 4-6pm / BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)
Saturday, October 14th
#EarlyFAFSA Completion Workshop
NEIU Main Campus / CBM - 158 / 10am-2pm
Thursday, October 19th
#EarlyFAFSA Promotional Table Village Square
10am-12pm & 12pm-2pm
This message was sent on behalf of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Employment.  For additional information, contact or (773) 442-5016.  

Friday, October 6, 2017

You May Be Eligible For Free or Low-cost Health Insurance!!

Find out about Affordable Care Act health insurance plans and eligibility – you may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance!

A trained health insurance outreach and enrollment specialist from PCC Community Wellness Center will be on campus on Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, October 19 in Village Square from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and in the NEIU Student Food Pantry (E-050A) from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The NEIU Student Food Pantry and Student Health Services will be co-sponsoring a biweekly outreach table during October about health insurance options. Information and assistance will be provided for students and other members of the university community interested in applying for ACA health insurance plans.

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but health insurance helps pay for the costs if you do. Medicaid (free health insurance) or low-cost health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be an option for you. The outreach specialist can answer your questions.

If you have any questions about this program please email Shannon Sibel: or Student Health Services:

Originally posted on behalf of Academic and Community Partnerships and Student Health Services by Travis Truitt, Director of Student Media.