Monmouth College said they will front the costs of MAP grants even if the state fails to fund student financial aid for next school year.
For the last two school years, Monmouth College has told students that the College has made plans to fund their MAP grants if the state of Illinois did not keep their promise to them,” said Monmouth Vice President of Enrollment Management and Communications Trent Gilbert. “We’re hopeful that state lawmakers and the governor will once again reach a last-minute agreement to provide funding for the MAP grants in 2017-18, but if they do not, Monmouth will not hold students responsible for the amount of MAP grants they are to be awarded by the state of Illinois.”
The MAP, or Monetary Award Program, gives grants to students who are attending Illinois colleges or universities and demonstrate a financial need.
Monmouth College is a small liberal arts college about an hour northwest of Peoria.