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College students fear the worst as Illinois budget crisis wipes out higher education funding, MAP grants

Feb 25, 2016

Losing MAP grants could derail Illinois students’ college educations

MAP grants Clockwise from left: Patricia Rodriquez, Frida Arellano, Tara Chattoraj, Isabella Lilley, Mychael Vanarsdale, Diana Quintero

Last week, students from across the state traveled to Springfield to hear Gov. Bruce Rauner’s annual Budget Address, and unfortunately many students have come to expect that their governor won’t be making higher education in the state a priority. Sadly, that expectation was fulfilled as Rauner continues to hold the state budget hostage, leaving Illinois’ higher education system unfunded since July 2015. In response to the…

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