Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Joliet area college students make case for MAP funding, urge state budget - LAUREN LEONE–CROSS, the Herald

Nicole Berard told a committee of Illinois lawmakers Thursday her enrollment at University of St. Francis this spring will be in jeopardy if they don't approve a state budget that funds tuition assistance for low-income college students. Berard, who is studying special education at USF, is among the 130,000 low-income students statewide who receive funding from Illinois’ Monetary Award Program to help pay for education. The funding has become entangled in Springfield's budget impasse, which is in its third month. http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/09/24/joliet-area-college-students-make-case-for-map-funding-urge-state-budget/ais0qlw/

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