Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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 www.FAFSA.gov
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 --> http://www.isac.org/e-library/partner-e-messages-and-newsletters/counselor-e-messages/eLibrary_Counselor_2014_0225.html
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 isac.org for information regarding the financial aid process.
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Please fill out the FAFSA right NOW!