The Illinois House is considering a 6% cut to state universities in next year's budget. That's nearly double the reduction in the budget plan that passed the Senate last week.
The dollar amount of the cuts would vary depending on the size of the institution.
Western Illinois University would lose nearly $3.4 million.
The proposal also slashes $15 million from scholarships for needy students through the Monetary Assistance Program, also known as MAP Grants.