FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Hosts Grassroots Seminar to Advocate for MAP and PELL Grants
Both the Federal Pell grant (Pell) and the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant are on the verge of being reduced for the 2011–2012 academic year, and many Loyola University Chicago students rely on this critical funding to pay for their education.
In response to the issue facing our students, Loyola is hosting a grassroots seminar in its Crown Center Auditorium on September 15 to educate the Loyola community about the current status of the Pell and MAP grants and also discuss the, potential impact on our students should this funding be cut. The seminar will also provide an overview on how to best reach out to local legislators and have their voice heard.
This event is sponsored by the Student Financial Aid Alliance and Loyola’s Office of Government Affairs. For more information regarding the event, call 312.915.7579 or e-mail Maggie Meza at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on MAP and Pell, please visit LUC.edu/finaid/fed_state_funding.shtml.
Note: Students also have the opportunity to post a video on YouTube expressing their need for MAP and Pell funding. For more information, visit LUC.edu/eblast/umc/pellyes.pdf.
September 15, 2011
Crown Center Auditorium
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
Chicago, IL, 60660