Monday, October 26, 2015

Colleges Cope with Budget Crisis - WTWO

It looks like a typical day at Lincoln Trail College, but inaction by lawmakers has created a problem on this campus and many others across the state. An estimated 130,000 Illinois students and families depend on the MAP Grant program to help pay for college. A couple of months ago, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the entire higher education budget. Which included $373 million for MAP Grant students. "Financial aid is one probably the number one barrier for a lot of people attending school. without the MAP Grant, without the Pell Grant a lot of needy students wouldn't be able to attend college," says Financial Aid Coordinator, Aaron White.

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