higher education funding

Bill Knight – July 24
11:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Time to Reign in the Cost of Higher Education

Credit Rich Egger

College costs and student loans aren’t being discussed enough, but maybe this month’s increase of student-loan interest rates will start something.

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Pension Crisis
8:23 am
Fri May 17, 2013

IL Colleges to Pay for Employees' Pensions

Although they're facing budget cuts, universities and community colleges have said they're willing to begin taking on employees' pension costs.

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More Cuts Possible
6:14 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WIU to Slash Spending

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University administrators unveiled a plan to save $4.5 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013.

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Illinois Lt Gov Study
1:28 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Making Higher Education Affordable to All

As state funding for colleges and universities declines in Illinois, the lieutenant governor said the schools need to find ways to remain accessible to a wide range of students.

The problem is multi-faceted. The state legislature has cut support for universities in recent years. Those schools then raise tuition. That means more students rely on financial aid, but the state has been cutting that too.

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Study from Governor's Office
5:46 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Quinn: Funding Decline If Higher Ed Pensions Not Changed

Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's office is touting a one-page analysis claiming higher education will suffer if lawmakers fail to address Illinois' pension problem.

In the so-called study, Quinn's budget office estimates that state funding of higher education will steadily decline over the next five years.

The projections show more money would be needed to pay for university and community college employees' pensions, which would leave less for schools and scholarships for needy students.

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