Pritzker Announces $245 Million In New Aid For Small Businesses; Predicts State And Local Budget Cuts Without Federal SupportApplications for the second round of the state's Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program will be made available on Thursday afternoon, offering $220 million in financial assistance for small businesses that were hit hard by the pandemic.
University Of Illinois Sets Up $36 Million Financial Aid Fund To Offset Tuition HikeStudents from Illinois will have priority in accessing the Students FIRST: COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which will be used to cover the 1% tuition increase at the Springfield campus and the 1.8% increase at the Chicago and Urbana/Champaign campuses.
Illinois Commission Offers Free College Readiness HelpThe Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host workshops for students and their families to provide assistance in filling out college applications and financial aid eligibility paperwork.
University Of Chicago Cracks $80,000-A-Year Mark For Total College CostsThe University of Chicago is regularly considered one of the top five colleges in the nation, and now it will cost students more than $80,000 a year to find out just how good of an education they can get there.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs New Law Aimed At Helping More Students Receive Financial AidGov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure aimed at helping more Illinois students receive federal financial aid to attend college.
Argosy University Closed After Giving Students, Faculty 48 Hours NoticeStudents at Argosy University were given 48 hours notice this week before the nonprofit university closed its doors for good Friday after failing to find a new buyer.
Argosy University Students Waiting For More Than $9 Million In Financial AidThe university's under court-ordered receivership, leaving students without access to thousands of dollars in financial aid.
Chicago Urban League Celebrates High School Students Accepted To CollegeThe Chicago Urban League is celebrating high school seniors it helped get accepted into college.
ComEd Offering Financial Assistance To Customers Facing Extended Hospital StaysComEd has expanded a program that helps military families, veterans, seniors, and others who have trouble paying their electric bills, while at the same time warning the program won’t continue unless lawmakers approve a rate hike.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
ComEd Offering $10M In Financial Aid To CustomersThe brutal winter temperatures have proven to be a real financial hardship for many homeowners, prompting ComEd to set aside $10 million to help customers in need pay their electric bills.
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.
44 Students Accused In Financial Aid Scam At College Of DuPageForty-four students at the College of DuPage, and two alleged ringleaders, are accused in a financial aid scam.
Financial Aid For Park District Day CampLots of kids will soon be out of school, and some of them area heading to summer camp. But not all families can afford it.
Durbin Urges Wounded Veterans To Apply For Financial AidSenator Dick Durbin stood with a group of wounded Iraq War veterans and their caregivers - and encouraged veterans and their families to apply for help from the Family Caregiver Program.