CSU Commends Governor Pritzker for an Equity-Based Investment in Higher Education

By Prioritizing Higher Education, the Proposed Budget Will Fuel Robust Recovery from the Pandemic

IL Springfield CapitolChicago State University commends Governor J.B. Pritzker for proposing a fiscal year 2022 budget that would support and advance Illinois higher education institutions.

“This budget also preserves my increased investments in education, which is foundational to a strong economy and a vibrant future… Our colleges and universities are facing so many other challenges that we should not ask them to take on more,” said Governor Pritzker.

The budget proposal also provides for a needed increase of $28 million for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) that provides grants for low-income students.

“Governor Pritzker’s budget charts a path for recovery from the global pandemic that recognizes that robust economic growth requires strong public universities,” said Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq., President of Chicago State University. “Our inaugural Economic Impact Study concluded that CSU generates $1.6 billion in income to Illinois’ economy annually. The higher education funding proposed by Governor Pritzker level will allow CSU to continue to drive equity in education and economic growth in Chicago and statewide.”