Gov­er­nors State U. ap­proves tu­ition freeze

Chicago Sun-Times - - CITY BEAT -

Gov­er­nors State Univer­sity’s trustees have unan­i­mously ap­proved a tu­ition freeze for the south sub­ur­ban Chicago cam­pus in the up­com­ing aca­demic year.

The trustees ap­proved the tu­ition freeze on Fri­day and also re­newed their pledge to front funds for the school’s Mon­e­tary Award Pro­gram.

The univer­sity has cov­ered $ 3 mil­lion in MAP fund­ing for more than 1,900 low- in­come stu­dents this aca­demic year amid Illinois’ on­go­ing bud­get stand­off.

School Pres­i­dent Elaine Mai­mon says the trustees’ de­ci­sion “should al­low our stu­dents to en­roll and con­cen­trate on their stud­ies with­out wor­ry­ing about whether the State will honor its prom­ises to them.”

The state’s bud­get im­passe has left col­leges with­out fund­ing and low- in­come stu­dents have lost tu­ition grants. So­cial ser­vice agen­cies have also cur­tailed ser­vices for the el­derly and home­less youth.

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Trustees of Gov­er­nors State Univer­sity re­newed their pledge to front funds for the school’s Mon­e­tary Award Pro­gram.

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