Budget proposal would provide needed investment in U of I System, students
February 2, 2022 3:29 PM

Dear colleagues:

The news release below regarding Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal will be sent to news media later this afternoon.


Budget proposal would provide needed investment in U of I System, students
Gov. Pritzker’s proposal would increase 2023 appropriation by $28 million

URBANA, Ill. – 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.


The University of Illinois System is a world leader in research and discovery, and the largest educational institution in the state with more than 94,000 students, about 26,000 full-time equivalent faculty and staff, and universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. The U of I System awards more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees annually. 




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