Alumni Benefits

Your status as an alumnus or alumna of Northern Illinois University entitles you to great benefits from the university, the NIU Alumni Association and our corporate partners.

  • careersAlumni Career Services

    NIU Career Services has several useful web resources available to NIU alumni, including “Huskies Get Hired,” NIU’s web-based job referral system, which provides access to over 1,000 internship and job postings at any time. We’ve also recently added career guidance specific to COVID-19 that we’ll be updating on a regular basis to help with your overall search process.  We want to draw special attention to Big Interview. This free platform allows you to record answers to practice interview questions, review them yourself or share them with others in your network for feedback.

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    Geico Auto Insurance Discount

    NIU alumni could be eligible for a special discount on GEICO auto insurance. Find out how much you could save with GEICO today!

    Visit, call 1-800-368-2734 or stop by a local GEICO office for your free no-obligation rate quote. Remember that each quote helps support the NIU Alumni Association’s programs and events.

    In addition to auto insurance, GEICO can help insure your motorcycle and help you with homeowners, renters, condo, boat insurance and more.

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    Discounted Subscription to Crain's Chicago Business

    Cardinal & Black and Legacy level members can get an exclusive discounted subscription – up to 66 percent off – to Crain’s Chicago Business, the preeminent business magazine for the Chicagoland area. See which industries are growing, which companies are hiring and how you can stay a cut above the competition.

    With a Crain’s Chicago Business subscription, you will be the first to know about big-business deals, learn where the competition is going, find out which companies are hiring and get insider knowledge to advance your career.

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    Hotel & Car Rental Discounts

    Card-carrying members of the NIU Alumni Association can receive up to 50 percent off at hotels and up to 25 percent car rentals through companies like Hertz, Avis and Alamo.

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    Alumni Insurance Program

    The Northern Illinois University Alumni Insurance Program is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. Get more information on these insurance plans by visiting or call American Insurance Administrators at 800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 am – 6 pm, Eastern Time.
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    Personal and Business Loans

    You could get preferred rates and terms on personal loans and business loan financing through 360 Financial. With every loan financed, 360 Financial makes a donation back to the NIU Alumni Association.

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    Student Loan Refinancing with Credible

    Credible offers NIU alumni and their families the easiest way to save thousands on their student debt. With Credible, you fill out a simple form and receive personalized refinancing offers from multiple lenders. The average user who refinances saves more than $18,000.

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  • education-379217_640Discounts on Professional Education Programs

    NIU alumni receive discounts when enrolling in continuing professional education courses. NIU Continuing Professional Education offers workshops, certification and certification-prep courses in human resources, facilities management, engineering, project management, finance and accounting. Classes are taught online and at locations around northern Illinois.

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    Display Your Pride

    Put your hard work on display in a beautiful custom NIU-themed diploma frame from Church Hill Classics. A frame makes a great graduation gift!

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  • corp_career_vision_logoCareer Vision Services

    Career Vision brings you and your family the finest in career assessment and planning services. Make a career change with confidence or help your high school or college-age children identify majors and careers.

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    Ace Worldwide Moving & Storage Deals

    Ace Worldwide Moving & Storage is giving special rates to NIU alumni, no matter where they are moving.

    Get a Quote

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    Brick by Brick: Make Your Mark

    Leave your mark on NIU’s campus by purchasing an inscribed brick. Your remembrance of a loved one, message to someone special or commemoration of a special occasion will be installed at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.

    Buy a Brick

  • license_plateNIU License Plates

    Now featuring the new NIU Huskie logo, NIU license plates are a fantastic way to support your alma mater while showing off your Northern pride.

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    Book Your Vacation to Orlando Today!

    Save Up To 35% On Your Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando! We are also the Largest Wholesaler of Tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions! 

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