Illinois' budget impasse mean students MAP grants go unpaid
By The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) -
The lack of an Illinois budget means the agency that administers state-funded college grant money for students can't pay schools to cover their tuition.
However, many schools in Illinois are crediting student accounts for the Monetary Award Program, or MAP, grants under the assumption that there will eventually be a state budget and the money will be paid to the universities and colleges.
The acting director of financial assistance at the University of Illinois-Springfield says students won't be penalized because there's not a state budget.