Friday, July 16, 2010

More students denied MAP grants

Tens of thousands of Illinois college students have one less resource to pay for school. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission says over 58,000 students have been denied MAP grants.

The commission estimates more than four times that many will be denied this upcoming school year.

For many students like UIS senior Charles Olivier it's one of their main ways to pay for school.

The grants range from $300 to $5000. Denials started in April, the earliest they ever have this year. The $400,000,000 in grants was gone. Leaving students scrambling to find a way to pay.

Olivier was interviewed by WICS-TV 20 in a July 15, 2010, report.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website
More Students Denied Map Grants