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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Despite the lack of a state budget and no assurance that they'd be reimbursed, many Illinois colleges and universities fronted the money for income-based Monetary Award Program grants to students in the fall semester, and major schools will continue covering them for the spring, although others are telling students they can't cover the debt for the coming semester. The list shows a sampling of schools, their enrollment, the number of students receiving MAP grants in the fall, and the total amount covered.
|University of Illinois #||80,000||7,500||$30.5 million|
|Northern Illinois U.||20,130||4,951||$9.7 million|
|Illinois State U.||20,615||4,000||$6.5 million|
|So. Ill. U.-Carbondale||17,292||3,103||$5.9 million|
|Western Illinois U.||11,094||2,694||$5.5 million|
|Eastern Illinois U.||8,520||2,500||$3.8 million|
|So. Ill. U.-Edwardsville||14,265||2,152||$3.4 million|
|Ill. Institute of Technology||2,993||700||$1.4 million|
|Parkland Community College||8,577||838||$528,000|
#Includes Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses.
Source: Individual schools.