Rauner Signs $600M University Funding PackageGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation authorizing $600 million in emergency funding to keep major Illinois universities operating until fall.
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.
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.
Quinn Seeks To Invest $50 Million In State Scholarship ProgramGov. Pat Quinn is seeking to invest $50 million in the state’s scholarship program.