Higher Education Emergency Stop-Gap Funding

State Representative John Cavaletto announced Friday that a compromise deal to fund higher education was worked out after tough debates and negotiations in the Illinois House. This is a $600 million proposal that is fully funded from the Educational Assistance Fund that is immediately ready to tap.

Cavaletto said the stop-gap emergency measure, “…is not everything students need or colleges are asking for, but common sense and reason prevailed to provide real dollars and provide a lifeline to higher education in Illinois.”

According to Representative Cavaletto, community colleges will receive $74,142,300 in this proposal.