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Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

By Adam Kaz

November 4, 2015

For 1,500 undocumented students attending public universities in Illinois, one clause often limits their opportunity to receive financial aid: legal residency in the U.S.“I know a few [undocumented] students who excelled at their academics in high school, who had really great scores, achieved extrem...

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

By Ali Braboy

August 25, 2015

Over $12 million in the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program grants has been distributed to 5,667 University students for the fall semester, despite the lack of a planned state budget, said Director of Student Financial Aid Dan Mann.As Illinois continues to go without an approved state budget, co...

Bennett advances bill to create the Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Act

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

State Senator Scott Bennett, D-52, advanced House Bill 821 Wednesday to help combat sexual assault.According to a press release from the Illinois Senate, Bennett advanced the bill in order to give more protections to Illinois students. Bennett, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he experienced many ...