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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MAP Grant runs out on Feb 27!

The Illinois MAP (Monetary Assistance Program) grant is cutting off applications on February 27. This grants is for Illinois students who go to college in Illinois (undergraduate degree).

The way to apply for the MAP grant is to fill out  the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The website for filling out the FAFSA online is

You can read articles from Do-Gooder consulting on the FAFSA by clicking here.

A finished FAFSA (and you can estimate last year's income based on previous tax forms and financial statements), and an accepted college application will allow the financial aid office to process your financial aid request, and factor in the MAP grant if appropriate.
The original press release from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission is here -->

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending the announcement of 2014-15 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for all students whose initial 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received by the Central Processing System (CPS) on or after Friday, February 28, 2014.

We are making you aware of the suspension of 2014-15 MAP awards to assist you as you counsel your college-bound seniors regarding financial assistance that may be available to them for the 2014-15 academic year.

High school seniors who plan to be enrolled in college for the 2014-15 academic year, but do not submit a FAFSA prior to February 28, should still be encouraged to do so as soon as possible at FAFSA on the Web. FAFSA results are used to determine eligibility for other forms of federal and state financial assistance. The suspension of 2014-15 MAP award announcements does not impact any other financial aid programs.

In addition, encourage your college-bound students (and their families) to visit the Students & Parents area at for information regarding the financial aid process.
You are receiving this message because you registered for ISAC's e-Messaging service through one or more subscription groups for Counselors.

If you have any questions regarding this e-Message, please contact ISAC's School Services Department by calling toll free at 866.247.2172 or sending an e-mail message to

Please fill out the FAFSA right NOW!