Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs will visit Elmhurst College on Tuesday, October 13, to urge Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to approve Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for some 130,000 students across the state who rely on it to help pay for their higher education.
Frerichs will meet with students and College officials and hold a news conference beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. The presidents of other area colleges and universities, as well as local political leaders, also have been invited to the event.
Over the past few months, Frerichs has visited college and university campuses across Illinois to lobby for the release of MAP funding, which has been in limbo because of the budget stalemate in Springfield.
The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grants, which do not need to be repaid, to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and universities and who demonstrate financial need. More than 25 percent of Elmhurst College undergraduates are set to receive MAP grants.