Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

FY25 State Budget Continues Investments In Higher Education

Governor JB Pritzker signed the fiscal year 2025 state budget that includes a historic general funds appropriation of $2.6 billion for higher education, an increase of nearly $76 million (3 percent) compared to the previous fiscal year. Meaningful investments include operating funds increases of $24.6 million (2 percent) for public universities and $5.9 million (2 percent) for community colleges, plus a $10 million increase for the Monetary Award Program (MAP).

In addition to the meaningful investments in operating funds, the fiscal year 2025 state budget includes $575 million for the construc...


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