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.