Illinois college students who receive a MAP grant for the 2019-20 academic year, and maintain their eligibility for 2020-21, should file their 2020-21 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2019 but before the December 1, 2019 priority deadline date. Questions? Check out FAQs here: https://bit.ly/2kQT10R.
The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grant assistance to eligible students demonstrating financial need. MAP grants are applied toward tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate students, not to exceed the maximum award amount for the academic year.
To determine financial need for MAP, an applicant completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year for which they are applying. Funding for the MAP grant is limited. To ensure full-year consideration for an award, an applicant must apply early. Returning MAP recipients who submit their FAFSAs by that academic year’s priority deadline date (set by ISAC annually) will receive priority access to appropriated MAP funds, according to the ISAC website.