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9:51 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Illinois Program For Needy Students Runs Out Of Money

The campus of the University of Illinois' flagship institution.
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Illinois has once again run out money to help needy students go to college. The cutoff to be considered for a MAP grant expired over the weekend.

If students didn't have their financial aid application in by Friday, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission says it probably won't have enough money to give them a Monetary Award Program, or MAP Grant.

Commission spokesman John Samuels, says March 1 is the earliest the state has run out of money for the program.

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