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Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016

The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

By Samantha Jones Toal

October 12, 2015

Carla Stelsel, freshman in LAS, took out a Perkins Loan in late May, but future students may not have the same opportunity.The Federal Perkins Loan Program, a need-based student loan offered by the U.S. Department of Education, expired on Oct. 1 when Congress didn’t renew the program, according to ...

Offense explodes as Illinois softball finishes weekend 2-1

Offense explodes as Illinois softball finishes weekend 2-1

By Cole Henke

March 2, 2015

The Illinois softball team finally has a weekend to build off of after winning two of its three games at the Under Armour Invitational in Florida this weekend. The weekend had a promising start, as the Illini exploded for 14 runs in a 14-10 victory over Georgia Southern in Tampa, Florida. Head coach ...