FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Students Lobby for MAP Funding in Springfield
Illinois College Students Join Together for a Student Rally in Springfield
Tomorrow, more than 75 Loyola University Chicago students, faculty, and staff will travel to Springfield to convince leaders of both the Illinois House and Senate to restore funding for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Loyola will be joined by other universities as they lobby at the Illinois State Capitol and William G. Stratton building.
Loyola student Anastasia Lucas will represent the Illinois college student body as she speaks at the 4 p.m. hearing of the Illinois House Committee on Higher Education Appropriations. Lucas will discuss why she and other students need MAP to continue their college education. Lucas, a MAP recipient, had to reduce her course load and take on a third job when she learned that MAP funding was no longer available for the spring semester.
October 15, 2009
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
– Students will begin the rally at 12:30 p.m., at 100 East Edwards (Edwards & 2nd Street).
Illinois State Capitol and William G. Stratton Building
401 S. 2nd Street
2nd and Capitol Street
Springfield, Illinois, 62701
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 important student event allows students to join together to lobby and reach out to state government and express how vital MAP funding is to students in this region.