JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2023-24 MAP Second-Term Payment Now Open – ECACE First-Term Payment Claims Due


The ISAC Gift Assistance Programs (GAP) Access portal is now open for submission of second-term claims for the 2023-24 Monetary Award Program (MAP).

Colleges may submit both first- and second-term payment claims by accessing the MAP system within GAP, as well as by File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Keep in mind that claims may be submitted no more than 10 days prior to the start of classes for the term for which they are being requested. 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.

The 2023-24 MAP priority claim deadline date for the second term will be announced once it has been established.

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:

ECACE Payment Claim Reminder – Due December 29

Colleges are strongly urged to complete and submit first-term payment request data for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program as soon as possible. To be considered timely, 2023-24 first-term claims must be submitted on or before Friday December 29, 2023.


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