Are you concerned about MAP grants? We are now almost eight months into the state's fiscal year, and still we have no budget from Springfield. As a result, state schools are suffering. Monetary Assistance Program grants the state's largest aid program for low-income students aren't getting paid and many schools can no longer afford to cover for the MAP grant shortfall. Over 100,000 students face uncertainty about their future. Meanwhile, every state school faces difficulty with everything from retaining faculty to rendering student services without direct state funding - for the U of I, that's over $600 million this year alone.
The good news is, you can help. You can become an advocate for the University of Illinois at Chicago and higher education at the annual University Illinois Student Day at the Capitol on March 2, 2016. Meet your legislator and lend your voice to the fight for higher education. If you are interested and haven't registered for Lobby day yet, do so as soon as possible! http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-university-of-illinois-student-day-at-the-capitol-springfield/event-summary-71679b993d8f4306bbd4093faf595132.aspx
The buses will be leaving UIC at 7:30 am outside of Student Center East (across from the recreation center) on March 2nd.
Questions? Contact Sun Choi of the Undergraduate Student Government at firstname.lastname@example.org.