In response to the ongoing Illinois state budget stalemate, Roosevelt University is taking steps to assure that students who are eligible for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants will receive their awards for the fall 2017 semester.
Last year, the University contributed $3 million from its own coffers so that Roosevelt students relying on MAP grants could continue their education uninterrupted. An estimated 35 percent of the University’s undergraduate student population were eligible and benefited from the University’s decision to fund MAP in 2016-17.
Roosevelt is prepared to make the commitment again, awarding grants for the 2017-18 academic year to all eligible students, in the event the state of Illinois continues to let funding for MAP lapse during the coming year.
In the meantime, the University will continue to share its concerns in Springfield about the situation that is detrimental to undergraduate college students attending both private and public institutions throughout the state. It is important that you contact your state legislators to let them know how program like the Monetary Award Program (MAP) makes your Roosevelt University education possible.
Roosevelt urges the General Assembly and the governor to work together to reach a budget agreement, and remains hopeful that passage of a state budget for the coming year will include funding for MAP.
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