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MAP grant students react to possibly paying back their grant

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Joshua Bowens works more than 60 hours a week — sometimes only getting a few hours of sleep between classes — and if he has to pay back his MAP grant money, he may have to take on more. Bowens could be another victim of the...

Cullerton asks Rauner to pass funding for higher education

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is asking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to reconsider his promise to veto a partial appropriations bill that would provide funding for college students.The legislation would disburse $397 ...

MAP funding may be on the chopping block

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Caught in the middle of Illinois' contentious state politics are college students who depend on state aid grants to fund their educations. State Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton) met with SIUC students and members of the press Thursday to discuss M...

Illinois college students caught in the middle of budget standoff

By Koran Addo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 7, 2015

Filed under News

College students in the Metro East area and throughout Illinois should hope the state's elected leaders come together soon to craft a budget.That's because right now, a number of Illinois colleges and universities have agreed to pay the equival...

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