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  1. Money Smart Week
  2. FAFSA 2017-18
  3. Student Portal
  4. FAFSA Initiative
  5. MAP Matters
  • Total value of MAP and Pell if all eligible Illinois students receive grants.
    $1.640.4  BILLIONUnfortunately, MAP will be available to less than half of the eligible students.

    2017-18 FAFSA Completion Initiative

    Important information for High Schools

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  • The state’s current budget delay could impact over
    125,000 students who rely on MAP to attend college.

    Find out more about why MAP MATTERS


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Please note that this video explains how MAP works in a typical year when a final budget is in place. Illinois is currently without a budget or a final MAP appropriation for state Fiscal Year 2017, which began July 1, 2016. While ISAC announced estimated MAP awards for the 2016-17 school year, the state cannot pay schools for MAP without a state budget and final appropriation. For more information, see additional materials in this Media Kit regarding MAP and the Budget Delay. ISAC is hopeful that the Governor and the General Assembly will agree on a final FY 2017 budget soon.

On the path to college? ISAC can help…

…every step of the way! ISAC is committed to helping make college more accessible and affordable for Illinois families.
In addition to grant and scholarship administration, our prepaid tuition program, and the online resources we provide, ISAC’s college access and outreach initiatives provide direct assistance to students and families in navigating the college-going and financial aid process. Check out our free resources, including in-person assistance from our ISACorps, available across the state.