U of I Offers Financial Aid Plan for Illinois Students

The University of Illinois is proposing a financial aid package designed to keep students at Illinois schools.

The U of I's "Invest in Illinoisans" plan would provide 170 million dollars a year in aid to undergrads and hopefully stem the tide of kids heading to other states.

U of I President Tim Killeen says in 2015...45 percent of high school grads planned to go to an out of state school.

It's supported by Representative Mike Zalewski of Riverside, who says we need to encourage kids to stay in state.

The plan is part of a larger proposal pending in the legislature that guarantees university funding if certain performance standards are met at the U of I.