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State Comptroller Leslie Munger has news that should be music to the ears of anxious college students who depend on Monetary Award Program grants. Munger has revealed she received $164 million dollars worth of MAP grant vouchers from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Munger says she turned around the payments immediately. 125,000 Illinois college students depend upon help from the MAP grant program to help funding their education. Munger notes the recent higher ed funding deal reached between Governor Rauner and lawmakers isn't a long term solution. The MAP grant funding provided by the deal only represents half of what students were promised this year.

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