Budget Crisis May Impact Student Enrollment at State Universities

The ongoing state budget crisis may not wind up forcing only businesses and jobs to leave the state, but also large numbers of college students, according to one university president.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz says the current budget stalemate that has now passed the 100-day mark isn’t good for his school’s attendance numbers.

Dietz points to the lack of money for higher education, including Monetary Award Program – or MAP Grants – recipients as a reason that many college students may consider leaving state universities as soon as the end of the current semester.

Friday marks Day #101 of the fiscal year, still without a budget in place.

(This story appears courtesy of the Illinois Central Management Services media department.)


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