Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger Thursday afternoon announced that
the Illinois Student Assistance Commission sent 164 million dollars in MAP Grant vouchers to her office and she turned around the payments immediately.
As a result, Munger says colleges and universities will receive payment to assist the 125,000 college students who rely upon that funding to further their education.
Munger added that this is not a long term solution. The MAP Grant funding that was signed into law earlier this week covers only half of what students were promised this year. Munger applauded the General Assembly and Governor for a strong first step, but she says it's critical that they pass a comprehensive balanced budget.