Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Illinois budget stopgap effect on area colleges - By Goldie Rapp and Dave Cook

The state’s stopgap funding measure is a step in the right direction for higher education, but it falls short to meet the many needs of local community colleges. The four-bill stopgap package has allocated $1 billion for higher education funding, including $114 million in base operating and equalization grants for community colleges, as well as $150 million in Monetary Assistant Program (MAP) grant funds, which helps with low-income students’ tuition. Jerry Corcoran, president of Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC), pointed out the ongoing funding deficiencies at IVCC. http://www.bcrnews.com/2016/07/11/the-stopgap-effect-on-area-colleges/al9zc56/

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