Higher ed advocates find new optimism at Ill. Capitol

April 9, 2019 | Herald-Review.com

There was much ado about higher education in the Illinois Capitol Thursday, as lawmakers discussed funding increases for higher education, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to strengthen a financial aid program and higher education advocates rallied on the Capitol rotunda.

Pritzker signed House Bill 2505, allowing universities to retain unused funding for the Aspirational Institutional Match Helping Illinois Grow Higher Education, or AIM HIGH, program. The program helps students who meet income and performance requirement obtain financial aid at state universities.

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