Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Budget Standoff Pulls State Grants from College Students - Matt Dietrich, Reboot Illinois

When the budget impasse moved into late summer and the start of the fall semester, most colleges absorbed the cost of the missing MAP funds, assuming they’d arrive whenever lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner agreed on a budget. But as schools begin the second semester, some can no longer afford to make do without the promised funding. Some students who can’t make up the missing funding — including some community college students for whom MAP grants cover most or all tuition and fees — have opted to drop out. This week in Springfield, a group of college students gathered to bring attention to the problems the missing MAP funding has caused. http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/01/22/editors-picks/mattdietrich/budget-standoff-pulls-map-grants-from-students-rauner-urges-reform-at-colleges-before-funding/51815/

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