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MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez July 11, 2016

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award...

Rauner approves bill to partially restore higher education and MAP grant funding

Rauner approves bill to partially restore higher education and MAP grant funding

Kirsten Onsgard April 25, 2016

In the midst of a nearly year-long battle to fund higher education during the state's fiscal crisis, a bill that would appropriate nearly $170 million to partially fund the Monetary Awards Program (MAP) passed...

DePaul advocates, SGA call on legislators to fund higher education

DePaul advocates, SGA call on legislators to fund higher education

Jesus Montero April 22, 2016

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Freshman tuition up 3.8 percent for 2016-17 school year

Freshman tuition up 3.8 percent for 2016-17 school year

Brenden Moore April 17, 2016

A tuition increase, raises for university employees and contingency funds set aside for the still-unfunded state MAP program are among the many provisions in the $556 million 2016-2017 university budget...

SGA to lobby for MAP grants in Springfield next week

SGA to lobby for MAP grants in Springfield next week

Maddy Crozier April 15, 2016

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) and the general student body will take a stand in Springfield for MAP grants on Wednesday, April 20. Part of this includes hand-delivering MAP advocacy...

Ill fight for every childs education: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

‘I’ll fight for every child’s education’: Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters protest budget cuts

Jackson Danbeck April 2, 2016

Protests in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union at schools across Chicago climaxed at a massive rally and march downtown on Friday, where activists preached to a red-clad legion of thousands...

House fails to override veto of MAP grant bill

House fails to override veto of MAP grant bill

Brenden Moore March 2, 2016

// An attempt to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have funded the Monetary Award Program (MAP) failed Wednesday afternoon, falling two votes short of the required supermajority...

Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Professor addresses increasing need for financial reform

Keith Jacks Gamble February 28, 2016

Higher education is at a crossroads. Its institutions are being squeezed by competitive pressure and poked by stringent governmental and legal oversight. Most schools are headed down the road paved...

Budget impasse forces sacrifices to continue in higher ed, social services

Budget impasse forces sacrifices to continue in higher ed, social services

Rachel Hinton February 28, 2016

For Maggie Jaryszek, a DePaul junior studying psychology, understanding how the brain functions has been moved to the back burner as her education was jeopardized by the budget impasse between Gov. Bruce...

SGA to continue MAP grant advocacy

SGA to continue MAP grant advocacy

Madeline Mosso February 28, 2016

DePaul president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. has released a statement promising the more than 4,500 students who receive Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP) funding full compensation from the university...

Rauner vetos MAP grant bill

Rauner vetos MAP grant bill

Kirsten Onsgard February 19, 2016

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would restore funding to the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grant, which has been in limbo due to the state's continuing budget impasse. In response, the...

In February, protestors rallied together in hopes of saving Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants. A recent budget deal will fund the grants that many DePaul students use to go to school.

DePaul, Chicago-area students rally for MAP grants

Kirsten Onsgard February 16, 2016

Though they were faced by a near-certain veto, more than 100 students, faculty and staff from several Chicago-area universities gathered outside the Thompson Center to voice their support for a bill...

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