Half of the state’s public universities in a volunteer survey say they will offer up credits for a state grant that hasn’t been appropriated, while more than half of overall respondents, including community colleges say they can’t.
Lynne Baker, director of communications at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, says most community college respondents will not be crediting MAP in the Spring.
Meanwhile Baker says six of the twelve public universities that responded said they will offer up the grant, regardless of it not being appropriated.
With more than six months into the fiscal year most of the state’s spending has been decided by court orders and consent decrees.
Tax dollars for public universities, the MAP grant and some social services have not been funded.