The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: FAFSA just changed a lot. What does it mean for Illinois students?

DeKalb High School

DeKalb High School Spencer Tritt

Friday, January 19, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted not to raise tuition for in-state undergraduates who enroll for the first time in the fall.
  • Chicago teachers say they need more funding to help support newly arrived migrant children.
  • As the death toll in Gaza increases more people in Champaign County are looking to their local officials to take a stance.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about what students and families can expect from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Mae Antar, Michael Puente and Peter Medlin.