JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Submit 2023-24 MAP Second-Term Claims by March 22 – Third-Term Claims to Be Accepted Starting on March 21


As announced in a December 21 e-Message, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is accepting second-term payment requests (i.e., claims) for the 2023-24 Monetary Award Program (MAP).

In order to be considered timely, 2023-24 MAP payment requests for the second term must be submitted on or before March 22, 2024 (the priority claim deadline date). Any claims (including initial requests and increases to previously-submitted claims) submitted after a term's priority claim deadline date will be considered late and will only be paid if funds remain after paying all timely claims.

Colleges may submit both first- and second-term payment claims by accessing the MAP system, as well as by File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Even though the MAP priority claim deadline date of December 8, 2023 has passed, ISAC is continuing to accept first-term claims and will hold them as late, to be considered for payment later in the year. Colleges are encouraged to continue submitting cancellations and adjustments to decrease a previously-submitted claim for both the first and second terms.

We anticipate the MAP system being available for the submission of third-term claims (i.e., for the third quarter, or for the second semester for institutions where the second semester begins after February 15) on March 21, 2024. The 2023-24 MAP priority claim deadline date for the third term will be announced once it has been established.

When submitting claims, remember that ISAC has suspended the announcement of 2023-24 MAP award announcements for all students whose initial 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), or whose initial Alternative Application for Illinois Financial, is submitted on or after September 23, 2023.

Payment Results

The timely submission of claims and cancellations/adjustments allows ISAC to monitor remaining funds and award other students, as applicable. Colleges should always review the Payment Results/Exceptions report, which is available the day after claims are processed. MAP payment results are available for review every weekday.

Disbursement and Reconciliation

The disbursement of funds is processed by the State Comptroller's Office.

Because Payment Offset and Reconciliation procedures apply to MAP, refund checks should not be sent for cancellation/adjustments made throughout the award year. Funds should be returned to ISAC only after a final reconciliation has been completed at the end of the regular school year.

More information regarding payment functionality, including detailed instructions, is available at:

Future program updates will be shared via ISAC's standard methods of communication, including the MAP Program News area, the FAA Message Board and this e-Messaging service.

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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@illinois.gov.