Now, you may have to wonder how future Senator Blutarsky could be in college for seven years with a 0.0 GPA.
Obviously he had federal funding:
Chicago State to repay $312,000 in federal financial aid
Nearly 129 students who failed to meet standards were given grants, loan
Chicago State University has to repay nearly $312,000 in federal financial aid given to students who were allowed to stay enrolled even though they were failing.
The South Side public university had a policy that students with a GPA below 1.8 were to be dismissed “for poor scholarship,” but the Tribune reported in 2011 that students with grades as low as 0.0 were allowed to register for classes, in part to boost enrollment.
Chicago State has been fined $311,963 by the U.S. Department of Education for federal grants and loans given to 129 students from 2008 to 2011 who did not meet the university’s academic standards, according to an Education Department report obtained by the Tribune.
Those students “should have been withdrawn from the institution,” and the university therefore is liable for not enforcing its academic policies and paving the road for students to receive the aid, the Education Department found.
Between 2008 and 2011, 129 students were below Chicago State academic standards (and the government allows the discretion of the school to determine the standards). Those students received $613,616 in aid. OK, let’s do the simple math……… That’s less than $5,000 per student, but it sure adds up for Chicago State.
According to Democrats, there is nothing to cut from the budget.