JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2018-19 MAP Payment Updates


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

2018-19 MAP Suspense Date Remains April 5, 2018

ISAC staff has been analyzing application volume and claim rates for the 2018-19 Monetary Award Program (MAP), and has determined that no additional records in suspense status will be released. All MAP grants for eligible students with an initial Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) receipt date on or after April 5, 2018 will remain in suspense status.

Third-Term Claims and Increases to First- and Second-Term Claims Due June 1

Effective immediately, colleges may submit third-term payment requests (claims), as well as increases to previously-submitted first- and second-term claims, via the GAP Access portal and by File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Visit the MAP Payment page, located within the MAP section of the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs area, for more information regarding the claims process.

All 2018-19 MAP claims for the third term, and adjustments to increase claims for the first and second term, are due to ISAC on or before June 1, 2019.

Initial Late Claims Being Held

All initial first- and second-term late claims will be held until after June 1, at which time analysis will take place to determine whether they will be paid. If analysis supports such action, late claims will be paid on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, colleges are encouraged to continue to submit initial claims for all terms. However, do not resubmit initial claims that have already been submitted, as the new (duplicate) record will overlay the previous record and the submission date will be changed to the later date.

Note that decreases to previously-submitted first- and second-term claims continue to be processed.

Watch for Future Updates

Watch the FAA Message Board, the MAP Program News area, and this e-Messaging service for the most up-to-date information, including a future announcement regarding whether late claims will be paid.

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