JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2022-23 MAP Late Claims Update


Unless otherwise noted, links in this message are to corresponding pages at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) website (isac.org).

The following information is being provided to assist colleges in the close-out process for the 2022-23 Monetary Award Program (MAP).

Payment of Late Claims

In order to best leverage available funds by assisting the greatest number of eligible students without overspending program appropriations, ISAC staff monitors both payment request (i.e., claim) rates and remaining funding levels throughout the year.

Based on our current analysis, payment has taken place for 2022-23 MAP second- and third- term late claims received through the dates noted below. As a reminder, second-term claims are considered late if submitted after March 10, 2023, and third-term claims are considered late if submitted after May 5, 2023.

Payment results are now available in the MAP system for:

  • second-term initial claims and increases that were received from March 11, 2023 through (including) March 20, 2023; and
  • third-term initial claims and increases that were received from May 6, 2023 through (including) May 15, 2023.

Note that late claims for the first term (which had a priority claim deadline of December 9, 2022) were paid previously for requests submitted through (including) March 10, 2023.

Information regarding how to access payment results is provided in the "Payment" chapter of the MAP User Guide.

Continue Submitting Claims and Reconciling Data

  • Continue to report adjustments for all terms – including initial claims, increases and decreases to previously-submitted claims, and cancellations.
    • You will be notified as deadline dates are established for reporting 2022-23 MAP adjustments.
  • Colleges are encouraged to complete the process of reconciling 2022-23 MAP data as soon as possible.
    • As part of the payment offset process, timely processing of cancellations and decreases will affect your institution's 2022-23 MAP "Due to ISAC" amount.
      • Only data reconciliation activities should take place at this time.
      • After ISAC determines that all payment processing is final, colleges with outstanding funds "Due to ISAC" will receive an e-mail notice indicating the total amount to be returned (anticipated to be sent to financial aid directors during the month of August 2023). Until then, no funds should be returned to ISAC.

Next Steps

ISAC will continue to monitor institutions' claims and adjustments and the remaining appropriations and – based on the analysis of that data – decisions will be made regarding whether additional 2022-23 MAP late claims will be paid. Updated information will be shared with you via the usual means of communication (i.e., the MAP Program News page, the FAA Message Board, and ISAC's 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.