Illinois Board of Education Seeks $180M Budget Increase

Illinois Board of Education Seeks $180M Budget Increase

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Board of Higher Education is seeking a $180 million increase for state colleges and universities.

The board approved its annual budget request, which is 7.5% higher than last year’s proposal. Illinois State Higher Education Executive Director Ginger Ostro said it incudes an additional $50 million for college MAP grants and outreach to get more students to apply.

Additional funds would be release to schools, as well as boosting dual-credit programs at community colleges.

State lawmakers and the governor will review the budget request.

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