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Loyola University of Chicago to Host Public Hearing on MAP Funding
University Teams with ISAC to Encourage Legislators to Supply Map Grants
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will hold a public hearing on the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, on Friday, October 9. MAP funding, which has been cut from the current state budget, affects more than 2,500 students at Loyola, and even more state-wide. ISAC and Loyola are inviting everyone to come out and show their support for MAP grants, and to encourage state legislators to restore funding for MAP.
This event is only the beginning of Loyola’s fight to restore MAP funding. On October 15, the University will send buses of students to a student rally-day in Springfield. Phil Hale, vice president of public affairs, will lead the Loyola students as they work to convince leaders of both the Illinois House and Senate to restore MAP funding.
October 9, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mundelein Center Auditorium
1020 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois, 60660
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
If MAP funding is not restored, Loyola and many other Universities within the state of Illinois will have to cut back on existing services to help the students who have lost their financial aid. This public hearing allows the Loyola community and local students to reach out to state government and express how vital MAP funding is to students in this region.