The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has cut grants through its Monetary Awards Program by ten percent.
The approximately $2 million in cuts were made because more students collected grant money than the commission planned. Initially, more students are notified about the grants than the commission has money to pay, because the commission assumes not all students will collect their funds.
However, students should not see any changes. Instead, it will be the schools who see the losses. Illinois State University and Heartland Community College are expected to lose about $50,000 and $8,000, respectively.
MAP grants are distributed to about 141,000 Illinois students each year.
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