MAP Funding is Important to Oak Point Students
The State of Illinois’ student financial aid program, the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP), has not yet been funded for the current year. The Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 2043, which would have funded MAP grants at $397 million, but in February, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill.
Oak Point has included MAP grant awards in the financial aid packages for all qualifying students with the expectation that the state will fund the program at some point. However, we need your assistance to be sure the state understands the importance of the funds.
Join the #MAPMatters Campaign
If you receive a MAP grant, we are calling on you to share your own story with the state legislature. Let them know how important MAP grants are as you pursue your education at Oak Point.
This is a statewide campaign, and you will be joining thousands of other Illinois students from colleges and universities all around the state.
Sign the online petition to let your voice be heard today.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Join us to rally in Springfield on Wednesday, April 20th with students and MAP supporters from across the state to let our government officials know that #MAPMatters.
Use social media and #MAPMatters to let your networks know why these grants matter to everyone at Oak Point.
Contact your local Illinois State Representatives:
William Delgado (Democrat), Senate District #2
Or send an email to:
Cynthia Soto (Democrat), Representative District #4
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