Quinn looks to increase MAP grants

In the annual State of the State address last week, Gov. Pat Quinn announced his plan to double the number of Monetary Award Program grants available to Illinois students. Quinn said the need-based MAP grants help 140,000 students go to college in Illinois. ... Continue Reading →

MAP grant applications suspended earlier than anticipated

Students who have not applied for Monetary Award Program grants may be out of luck. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission announced that students who had not filled out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid as of March 2 would not be considered ... Continue Reading →

Students lobby for grants in Springfield

This past fiscal year 1,600 applicants who were accepted to the university were unable to attend because they did not receive MAP grants. The state’s Monetary Award Program provides grants to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges ... Continue Reading →

Increase of MAP grants would help students, SIU

Like many students at SIUC, affordability impacted Aaron Thomas’s decision to attend the university. Assistance from the state, though, made that decision possible. The possibility of increased funding to the state-wide assistance program, Monetary ... Continue Reading →
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