JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Suspension of 2015-16 MAP Award Announcements Effective February 22, 2015


The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is suspending the announcement of 2015-16 Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for students whose initial 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is received by the Central Processing System (CPS) on or after Sunday, February 22, 2015.

We are making you aware of the suspension of 2015-16 MAP awards to assist you as you counsel your college-bound seniors regarding financial assistance that may be available to them for the 2015-16 academic year.

High school seniors who plan to be enrolled in college for the 2015-16 academic year, but do not submit a FAFSA prior to February 22, should still be encouraged to do so as soon as possible at FAFSA on the Web. Every year there are students who do not use their MAP awards, and those who are eligible for MAP and are higher up on the waitlist (based on their FAFSA filing date from February 22 on) may have an opportunity to get those awards. FAFSA results are used to determine eligibility for other forms of federal, state and institutional financial assistance. The suspension of 2015-16 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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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 isac.schoolservices@isac.illinois.gov.