042115CM0706ResizeSPRINGFIELD—Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 2043. The legislation would fund MAP grants and community colleges for FY 2016.

“We all have students in our districts that are struggling to find ways to pay for their education. There are thousands of student throughout the state who were promised assistance in going to college through the MAP grant. Now is the time the state keeps that promise,” said Senator Link.

Senator Link’s district includes nearly 1,500 MAP grant recipients that received more than $4.6 million in FY 15. Some of those same students are now either not allowed to return to school without paying up front or risk having to pay the school back at the end of the year.

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