Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University are combining resources to provide engineering degrees right on our campus in Rockford. This partnership would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our region’s schools …
LINCOLN — Uncertainty over when — or if — eligible college students will receive grants through the state’s Monetary Award Program is having a financial impact on many of those students, but it does not appear to affecting enrollment.
Last week, for instance, Lincoln College announced that it could only keep fronting 60 percent of students’ awards. About two-thirds of the students at the college — which had tapped a line of credit to back the grants — receive the awards. The …
State House and Senate Democrats passed a bill Thursday that they say restores $721 million in MAP grants for low-income students and money for community colleges. But Republicans say it’s an empty promise because Democrats didn’t fund the bill.
GOP plan ties higher ed funding to procurement reform
Similar to a previous GOP proposal, the plan Sens. Chapin Rose of Mahomet and Dale Righter of Mattoon announced Friday would fund universities at 80 percent of what they received in fiscal year 2015, community colleges at 90 percent, and MAP grants at …
Republicans propose higher ed billIllinoisHomePage.net
GOP ties funding to reformsChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Lawmakers Propose Bill To Fund Universities & MAP GrantsWAND
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