- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Northern Illinois University is offering students a chance at free tuition for spring semester if they attend all six home football games this season.

At the end of the season, any student who has attended all six home games, and stayed to the end, will have a chance to win free tuition for the spring semester. One qualifying student will be chosen at random.

Assistant athletic director Morris White tells WBBM (https://cbsloc.al/1JEI6cu ) the school struggles to fill the 24,000-seat Huskie Stadium despite the team making seven consecutive bowl appearances.

The Huskies averaged only about 5,000 students per home game last year even though students get in for free. The school enrolls about 21,000 students.

White said the free tuition is worth $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the course load.


Information from: WBBM-AM, https://www.wbbm780.com

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