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Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

By Aaron Navarro

March 30, 2016

Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income student, MAP grants have been a major help to him and his family.“I don’t really see any other...

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

By Abigale Svoboda

January 21, 2016

Student Body President Mitch Dickey, senior in LAS, isn’t sure how he would pay for his last year of college if he doesn’t receive his MAP Grant.Despite Dickey’s involvement with the University he’s no less affected by the state budget impasse than the other 5,666 University students who receive a MAP...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

By MaryCate Most

December 9, 2015

By MaryCate MostAssistant news editorMAP grant-eligible students received an alarming message on Nov. 10, when it was announced that the lack of a state budget may affect their scholarship funding.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced in an email that if the state did not allocate funding for the Monetary ...

MAP eligible students may need to refund UI

November 12, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe University announced Tuesday that students may be required to refund part of their financial aid package in the spring, due to Springfield’s ongoing fight over the state budget.In a massmail sent to Monetary Award Program, MAP, grant eligible students, Inte...