Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Illinois College Students Feeling the Heat from the Budget Stalemate - MyStateLine

Add Illinois college students to the growing list of those feeling the pain from the state's lack of a budget. Wednesday, Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs (D-IL) was joined by politicians, university officials and students in Chicago to urge Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to approve funding for MAP grants, which are tuition assistance to lower and middle income college students. Frierichs pointed out in a news release that the financial aid helps pay for tuition and fees that typically are due before classes start, and classes have already started. "A college education opens doors for life-long employment and feeds the pipeline of reliable workers that Illinois employers require," Frerichs said. http://www.mystateline.com/news/illinois-college-students-feeling-the-heat-from-the-budget-stalemate

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