Higher Education Funding

The public is invited to attend a community conversation on the future of SIU-Carbondale.

Dwindling state funds and falling enrollments have led the university and the community at large to look for answers.

Illinois has tapped nearly $700 million in existing funds to make the first payment to colleges and universities they've received in seven months.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced the payment Thursday.

New legislation aims to keep more students at Illinois colleges and universities.

Democratic Representative Lou Lang says high school grads are leaving Illinois in droves for out of state schools...with up to 35 percent never returning. He says his three-pronged bill could help slow that trend.

IBHE Awards Emergency Funds to 3 Universities

Nov 23, 2016

The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved $17 million in emergency funding to help three financially-strapped state universities through the end of the year.