Monday, October 5, 2015

State Budget Impasse Impacting College Students Throughout Illinois - Pari Cruz, My State Line

More than 100-thousand students statewide have not gotten their MAP grants. "Some of our students, the MAP grant makes up a good portion of their tuition money,” said Joe King, the Assistant Director of NIU’s Media and Public Relations. “So without the MAP grant, we know for a fact that there are many students on campus who wouldn't be able to continue." MAP grants are direct aid to students from the state that they don't have to pay back. Students like Moe Lincoln- who says the only way she could stay in school would be to borrow more. "Take out more loans which I'm already enough in debt,” said the senior. “So the grant really shifts to being not as much in debt."

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