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MAP funding is critical to Illinois students

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MAP funding is critical to Illinois students

Higher education is in crisis in Illinois. Some colleges are laying off workers, shutting down programs and classes, and telling students they can’t offer MAP grants next year. A few are even planning for the unthinkable—closing their doors.

The State of Illinois’s student financial aid program, the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP), has not yet been funded for the current year. The Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 2043, which would have funded MAP grants at $397 Million, but in February, the Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill.

Thousands of Illinois students depend upon their MAP grants to attend school each year. We’re asking our state representatives to find a solution today, so we can move our state out of crisis and focus again on doing what we do best: educating students and creating a better tomorrow for Illinois.

So what’s next?

Join the #MAPMatters Campaign.

Whether you receive a MAP grant or not, we are calling on you to share your story with the state legislature. Let them know how important MAP grants are to you or someone you know.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Sign this petition and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Join us in Springfield on April 20 for our rally: Save Higher Education, No Future Without Funding
  • Take to social media and tell your networks why #MAPMatters to you.

Learn more: www.isac.org/home/map-matters/why-map-matters.html



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