IIT Tells Students To Pay Back MAP Grants Amid State Budget ImpasseThe Illinois Institute of Technology has abruptly informed students who get state-funded grants that they must repay the money they received for the previous fall semester, or not be allowed to register for upcoming summer or fall classes.
Democrats Will Wait To Send Rauner College Funding BillIllinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it.
Budget Impasse Could Keep Some College Grads From Getting DiplomasThousands of families have been left wondering if the state will live up to its promise to pay its share of scholarship grants, while the future has been put on hold for some graduates.
Frerichs, College Students Ask Rauner To Restore College AidDemocratic Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and others have urged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore state scholarship money for needy college students.
Commission Miscalculates Financial Aid Money, Reduces Grants For 10K StudentsA miscalculation by a state agency could cost several thousand Illinois college students are losing some of their financial aid from the state, though colleges might make up the difference.
MAP Grant Money Gone, But Federal Pell Grants Available For Illinois College StudentsHigher education is not cheap, and a state program that provides financial aid is now diverting people to a federal program.
State College Aid Program Runs Out Much Earlier Than UsualAs many as 140,000 college students could be denied financial aid, as a state-operated source of funds has gone dry much earlier than usual.
Sunday Deadline For MAP Grant ApplicationsStudents seeking state aid to pay for college next year have until Sunday night to apply for a MAP grant, Illinois' largest need-based college scholarship program.