July 27, 2016

Steve O'Keefe
College Relations

John A. Logan College officials have announced that the College will pay the state’s Monetary Award Program (MAP) for the upcoming fall semester. Springfield lawmakers approved a stopgap budget in June, but are yet to approve a full budget for the current fiscal year leaving MAP funding in limbo.

According to President Ron House, officials decided to approve the award to students despite the difficult financial time the College is facing.

“Throughout this crisis we have continued to do everything we can to insure that our students have every opportunity to succeed and that we continue to offer the opportunity for our students to receive a comprehensive community college education.”

Despite difficult financial times brought on by the lack of a full budget, the College will pay out nearly $300,000 in MAP grants.

“The students with the most financial need should not have to put their college plans on hold because of the state’s budget crisis,” said House. “We will continue to do everything we can to make sure that they do not have to make that choice.”

 

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