Thursday, September 10, 2009

College grant cutoff devastating for some

Charles Olivier last year received about $1,200 toward his tuition and fees at the University of Illinois Springfield from a state program that helps students based on need

Olivier, a junior, will get another $600 during this year’s fall semester. But because of state budget cuts, he is scheduled to get $0 for the spring semester as every other Monetary Award Program grant recipient.

“It is a program aimed at our neediest students,” said UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen. “We’re aware that it’s a big problem.

The MAP grant story was featured in a September 10, 2009 edition of the State Journal-Register.

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