A lack of funding for the Monetary Award Program -- or MAP grants -- have cost Illinois public universities more than $72 million overall.
That's according to data provided by each of the state universities and their campuses.
The Illinois House passed a bill earlier this month that would help fund the MAP grants. That's in light of the state's budget impasse.
The legislation was introduced to the state Senate this week, but public universities that temporarily covered those costs still haven’t been reimbursed.