Under the fiscal year 2023 budget proposed today by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the state appropriation for the University of Illinois System would increase by $28 million over the current fiscal year. Additional one-time funding proposed by the governor would increase current-year funds by another $28 million. These proposals, if enacted, would provide much-needed investment in the system’s three universities and our students.
The governor also recommended a $122 million increase for the state’s Monetary Award Program (MAP), which provides financial aid to Illinois students, including thousands across the U of I System universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield.
“We appreciate the governor’s strong support of public higher education and his sustained partnership with the state’s public universities. Investment in public higher education delivers a return like few other expenditures a state can make, and we support his plan for the coming fiscal year,” University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen said.
“We now look forward to working with the governor and other elected leaders from across the state in the weeks ahead in support of a budget that reinvests in Illinois and appropriately reflects the importance of the U of I System and public higher education,” Killeen added.