Monday, August 14, 2017

Financial Aid Team Looks Forward To Seeing You On Campus!!

As the countdown to the fall semester proceeds, the Financial Aid Office wants to share ‘next steps’ with you after viewing award information on NEIUport in the ‘Financial Aid Awards’ channel.

• View the ‘Financial Aid Requirements’ channel for any outstanding requirements (red flags) such as entrance loan counseling or Title IV Authorization.
• View authorized aid against your University balance in either the ‘My Account’ or ‘My Statement’ channel to determine whether you have a 'credit balance' or surplus amount of financial aid after tuition and fees are covered.
• If you have a ‘credit balance’ you are eligible to purchase books and supplies (including technology items) from the University Bookstore (Follett) through the book voucher program beginning August 14. Purchases can be made online ('Registration Tools' channel) or in person.
• If you wish to update your Federal Work Study or Federal Direct Loan offer statuses to ‘accept’, ‘reduce’ or ‘decline’ visit the Student Employment Office prior to the start of fall classes.
• If you signed a lease with The Nest subtract the amount of your credit balance or surplus from the fall portion of your lease – the fall portion will either be $4,212 or $5,298 – to determine whether you need to enter a payment plan, borrow through the Federal Direct Loan Program, Parent PLUS Program or private loans.
• If you applied for August graduation be sure to complete your online exit loan counseling session at https://studentloans.gov so that there is no delay in receiving your academic transcript or diploma.

Are you ready now for Fall to begin? If you have questions or need additional information call the Financial Aid Office Telephone Center at 773-442-5016 or visit the Financial Aid Office at D-200.

NEIU’s Financial Aid team looks forward to seeing you on campus soon! Remember, if you have not completed your FAFSA for the upcoming Fall semester, do so today at www.fafsa.gov.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Don't miss One Stop Enrollment Express on 8/16.

If you've been too busy this summer to register for the Fall 2017 semester, don't miss this chance to take care of all of your enrollment needs quickly and easily!

Students may RSVP but it is not required: https://neiu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVksSLgDmv3PQxf

During this event, you will be able to:
*Register for fall classes
*Get help with your FAFSA and ask questions about financial aid
*Apply for a scholarship or a student employment position
*Speak with a general academic advisor
*Set up a payment plan to pay off a balance

Representatives from the following areas will be available to assist you:... See More

Monday, August 7, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Leading & Learning Week Committee

TRIO is looking for six volunteers to form a student committee to plan our next TRIO Leading & Learning Week, set to take place in fall 2017. This is a hands-on learning opportunity that will look great on your resume. 

The TRIO Leading & Learning Committee will meet two or three times before the event. Our first meeting will be held during the week of August 21-25, when we will determine the exact dates of the event and discuss possible workshop topics. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

You can apply to serve on the committee at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QT28FQY

New Community and Professional Education Classes!!

NEIU's Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) has new classes beginning in August and September. Browse the list below or search all classes here.

We'd love your feedback on what non-credit courses you's like to see offered through CAPE or Campus Recreation in the future.

Email us at cape@neiu.edu or call 773-442-5080. 

Non-Credit Classes
Veterinary Assistant Training (Aug 29-Dec 19) 
Pharmacy Technician Training (Aug 30-Jan 10) 
Clinical Medical Assistant Training (Sep 16-Apr 13) 
Free Info Session for Clinical Medical Assistant on Aug 14, RSVP Here

American Sign Language 
Spanish (Conversation, Healthcare, Business) 
GMAT, GRE, ACT, CPA Test Prep 
Online Microsoft Office Training 
Project Management Certificates 
Drawing: The Human Figure 
Playwriting: Write a 10-Minute Play 

Community Music Program 
Private lessons for children and adults - all instruments 
Community Chorus 
Community Wind Ensemble 
NEW! Color Guard and Drum Corps 

Community Dance Program 

Creative Movement I & II (ages 3-7) 
Children's Ballet I & II (ages 8-14) 
Jazz Dance I (8-12) 
Musical Theater Dance (13 and up) 
Teen/Adult Ballet I & II (15 and up) 
Kids Team Dance Clinic 

Search All Classes Here


NEIU Community and Professional Education (CAPE)
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL, US
60625

Monday, July 24, 2017

Paid Peer Mentor Positions Available!!


There is a great opportunity to become a First-Year Experience Peer Mentor. This is a paid position filled by exceptional students at NEIU.

Students selected to become an FYE Peer Mentor will be required to: 
  • Attend one class session per week of the mentor’s assigned FYE class and maintain individual mentoring hours 
  • Implement study groups as needed 
  • Meet minimally twice a month during the semester with the mentor’s assigned FYE class instructor 
  • Attend twice-monthly meetings with Peer Mentor Supervisors
  • Complete required reports and participate in project evaluation 
  • Refer students to Northeastern resources
  • Maintain a commitment to the program for an entire academic year 
  • Participate in a training program during the summer 
  • Coordinate co-curricular activities and conduct team-building activities 
  • Maintain regular and consistent email communication with supervisors and mentees through NEIUport and/or D2L
If you are interested in this position, please complete the following application by July 30, 2017.

FYE Peer Mentor application: https://docs.google.com/a/neiu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfomMjLy9PzZBez-tFUm6FZbV_GI77Yfw4aWKnWbFi1aupXjQ/viewform 

If you have any questions about this position, please contact:

Jessie Miller
Writing Specialist
Learning Support Center
Phone: 773-442-5484
Email: j-miller30@neiu.edu 
Sincerely,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Student Peer Mentors Needed!!

Hello all,

If you know of any students interested in becoming an FYE Peer Mentor, please send me their names with their ID #. Students interested in becoming an FYE Peer Mentor must have a 3.0 GPA and have taken an FYE course.

Students selected to become an FYE Peer Mentor will be required to: 
  • Attend one class session per week of the mentor’s assigned FYE class and maintain individual mentoring hours 
  • Implement study groups as needed 
  • Meet minimally twice a month during the semester with the mentor’s assigned FYE class instructor 
  • Attend twice-monthly meetings with Peer Mentor Supervisors
  • Complete required reports and participate in project evaluation 
  • Refer students to Northeastern resources
  • Maintain a commitment to the program for an entire academic year 
  • Participate in a training program during the summer 
  • Coordinate co-curricular activities and conduct team-building activities 
  • Maintain regular and consistent email communication with supervisors and mentees through NEIUport and/or D2L

Monday, July 17, 2017

House Subcommittee Boosts TRIO by $60 Million

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (“LHHS”) Appropriations Subcommittee unveiled its FY 2018 legislation. The bill, which proposes to fund the 2018-2019 program year, includes a 6% increase of $60 million for the Federal TRIO Programs. The legislation also includes a $10 million funding boost for the GEAR UP program. These increases are particularly remarkable given that the overall funding level for this LHHS bill is approximately $5 billion less than the LHHS bill in FY 2017.
 
While many steps remain in the final funding process for FY 2018, this funding increase is a victory that can be directly attributed to the fervent efforts of TRIO programs and students. Thank you for hard work and continued advocacy on behalf of low-income, first-generation students.