JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

ISAC Update

VOL. 40, NO. 4F
October 2022


Messages sent to:   Multiple Subscription Groups
  CCM Task Force
  ISAC Update

Welcome to the October 2022 ISAC Update for financial aid administrators and business officers. This version of the electronic ISAC Update is a compilation of e-Messages sent through ISAC's e-Messaging service throughout October.

The articles in this Update have been organized according to the FAA subscription groups to which the messages were distributed.

Questions?

Questions regarding information in this ISAC Update can be directed to School Services at 866.247.2172 or at isac.schoolservices@isac.illinois.gov. On occasion, you may be directed to a specific contact person or area; when this occurs, we will provide the appropriate information in the individual article or message.


MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTION GROUPS


Register for ILASFAA's Virtual Fall Workshops
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 25, 2022.

The ILASFAA Training & Professional Development Committee will offer two virtual Fall Workshops this year on Tuesday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. both days. There is no charge to participate in the virtual workshops, however, registration is required to obtain the participation link.

Select the date/registration link below to register:

Depending on your previous Webex use, you may be prompted to log in to a Webex account when clicking on the registration link, however, logging in is not required to register. To bypass the log-in screen, click on "join as a participant" to navigate to the Register option on the event information page.

Here is the workshop agenda, which will be the same for both dates:

9–9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15–10:15 a.m. ISAC Update, Katharine Gricevich (legislative) & Kim Eck (programs & operational)
10:15–10:20 a.m. Break
10:20–11:05 a.m. IDVA/VA Update, Dan Wellman
11:05–11:15 a.m. ILASFAA Legislative Committee Update, Maureen Amos
11:15–11:45 a.m. Student Loan Update, Christina Rose
11:45–12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
12:15–1:15 p.m. Review of the Monetary Award Program (MAP)
1:15–2 p.m. Diversity & Inclusion Session
2–3 p.m. Birds of a Feather Breakout Sessions, ILASFAA Sector VPs
3–3:15 p.m. Wrap-Up/Adjourn

All times Central

Questions about the ILASFAA Fall Workshops may be directed to ILASFAA Training & Professional Development Committee co-chairs Christina Rose at Christina.K.Rose@citizensbank.com or Mary Greenwood at mgreenwood@waubonsee.edu, or to ISAC's Sherry Schonauer at Sherry.Schonauer@illinois.gov.


Final Week of the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Waiver
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 24, 2022.

Federal student loan borrowers have only one week remaining to learn about and take advantage of the limited PSLF waiver before it ends next Monday (October 31, 2022)! The limited PSLF waiver is a set of temporary changes that allows federal student loan borrowers to receive credit towards PSLF for payments that were previously ineligible.

In Illinois, over 7,000 public service employees have received forgiveness under PSLF program, and over 180,000 public service employees across the country have received forgiveness under PSLF program.

These final webinars are available to the public at no cost. During the webinar, we will discuss the PSLF program, the limited PSLF waiver, and the steps needed to apply!

October Webinar Dates:

Tuesday, October 25, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 8-9 a.m.
Thursday, October 27, 12-1 p.m.

Note: All times are in Central Time (CT)

To learn more and register, visit ISAC's PSLF page. For questions, contact ISAC's Professional Development team at isac.pslf@illinois.gov.


ISAC Monthly Webinars for FAAs
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 21, 2022.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will offer an Operational and Program Update Webinar for financial aid administrators (FAAs) on the following dates during the fourth quarter of 2022:

  • October 26 at 2 p.m.
  • November 23 at 10 a.m.
  • December 21 at 2 p.m.

ISAC's monthly update webinars are typically offered on the last Wednesday of every month, however, please note the date and time changes for November and December due to the holiday season.

To participate in these webinars, visit the Partner Training page in the e-Library at isac.org to access the webinar link and presentation materials, both of which will be posted on the day of the session. Registration is not required, and any specific topics or questions you would like a webinar to address may be submitted via e-mail to Kimberly.Eck@illinois.gov prior to the session.


Reminder: Final Two Weeks of the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Waiver
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 18, 2022.

Federal student loan borrowers have only two weeks left to take advantage of the limited PSLF waiver before it ends on October 31, 2022! The limited PSLF waiver is a set of temporary changes that allows federal student loan borrowers to receive credit towards PSLF for payments that were previously ineligible.

More than 7,000 public service employees in Illinois and over 180,000 public service employees across the country have received forgiveness under the PSLF program! Do not miss out on this limited-time opportunity!

These final webinars are available to everyone at no cost. During the webinar, we will discuss the PSLF program, the limited PSLF waiver, and the steps needed to apply!

October Webinar Dates:

Tuesday, October 25, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 8-9 a.m.
Thursday, October 27, 12-1 p.m.

Note: All times are in Central Time (CT)

To learn more and register, visit ISAC's PSLF page. For questions, contact ISAC's Professional Development team at isac.pslf@illinois.gov.


Teacher Program Enrollment Verification Update
Sent to Financial Aid Directors and Financial Aid Administrators on October 18, 2022.

2021-2022 Enrollment Verification Data Due November 30
(Data Now Available)

ISAC is now accepting 2021-2022 enrollment verification data for students who previously received funds from ISAC-administered teacher programs.

  • Beginning today – Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – enrollment verification data for the Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program and the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program is available via each program's system within the GAP Access portal.
  • Data is to be completed by the college and returned to ISAC as soon as possible, verifying award recipients' current enrollment status. All data must be submitted on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • As a reminder, ISAC monitors recipients' fulfillment of the program requirements because, if recipients fail to meet the applicable requirements, their awards convert to loans that must be repaid.
    • Knowing recipients' enrollment status, as reported by the colleges, allows ISAC to communicate with recipients who have graduated (or otherwise stopped attending college) regarding the steps they need to take in order to fulfill program requirements.
    • The sooner colleges submit enrollment verification data to ISAC, the sooner ISAC can communicate with impacted award recipients.

Reporting Enrollment Status

  • For the MTI Scholarship and Illinois SETTW programs:
    • From the MTI or SETTW system "Home" page within GAP Access, select the prior academic year (in this case, "2021-2022") from the "Academic Year" drop-down menu, and then click on the "Enrollment Status Verification" tab.
    • If "2022-2023" is selected as the academic year, the "Enrollment Status Verification" listing will be blank.
    • The reason the academic year must be selected for enrollment verification is that other functionalities (for example, certification and payment) also reside in the MTI and SETTW systems.
  • For the Illinois SETTW Program Only:
  • Data should be reported based on each student's last date of enrollment in the required teaching program.
  • If the "Enrollment Status" is anything other than "In School," the "Effective Date" also must be provided. A listing of valid "Enrollment Status" options may be found in the Enrollment Status Verification for the Teacher Programs User Guide.
  • If the student remains enrolled in the required teaching program for 2022-2023, indicate such with the "In School" status; those students will continue to appear with future-year data.

Reminder: In order for staff to view enrollment status verification data, the institution's GAP Access administrator must ensure that access to this functionality has been granted (both for themselves and other staff, as appropriate). Further details regarding this process are provided in the "Security Access" section that appears at the bottom of this message.

Making Revisions After Data Has Been Submitted

Enrollment status verification data is available to be updated only if the information has not yet been submitted to ISAC. Colleges must contact School Services for changes that need to be made after the data has been submitted.

Resources Available Online

Further details and instructions regarding the enrollment verification process may be accessed by selecting the appropriate links below:

Security Access

GAP Access User Guides provide institutions with step-by-step instructions for activating and monitoring user accounts. All users need a valid GAP Access ID and password to access the system. ISAC relies on a designated Primary Administrator (usually, the Financial Aid Director) at each institution to authorize users and provide them with the appropriate level of access for each ISAC program.

Enrollment verification functionality for the teacher programs is available each day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. (CT).


Reminder: Final Weeks of the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Waiver Webinars
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 11, 2022.

Federal student loan borrowers have only three weeks left to take advantage of the PSLF Limited Waiver which ends on October 31, 2022! The PSLF Limited Waiver is a set of temporary changes that is allowing federal student loan borrowers to receive additional credit towards PSLF for payments that were previously ineligible.

Over 180,000 public service employees across the country have received loan forgiveness under the PSLF program. Here in Illinois, over 7,000 public service employees have received loan forgiveness!

We want to share this information with as many Illinoisians as possible! These webinars are available to the general public at no cost. During the webinar, we will discuss the PSLF program, the limited PSLF waiver, and what happens once you have applied!

October Webinar Dates:

Wednesday, October 12, 12-1 p.m.
Monday, October 17, 10-11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 8-9 a.m.
Thursday, October 27, 12-1 p.m.

Note: All times are in Central Time (CT)

To learn more and register, visit ISAC's PSLF page. For questions, contact the Professional Development team at isac.pslf@illinois.gov.


2023-24 MAP Start-up Implemented
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, MAP Users and Business Officers on October 11, 2022.

2023-24 Monetary Award Program (MAP) records – reflecting the start-up formula that was approved at the September 22, 2022 Commission meeting – are now available to access via the MAP system. Effective immediately, all 2023-24 Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) and Alternative Application Student Records received by ISAC through (including) Friday, October 7, 2022 are available with their accompanying eligibility status information. Daily processing of 2023-24 ISIR, Alternative Application, and eligibility status information has commenced.

Processing Details

  • Following the 2022-23 MAP recompute formula, the 2023-24 start-up formula:
    • uses 2021-22 reported tuition and fees;
    • uses the 2021-22 Pell Grant Payment Schedule; and,
    • has a maximum annual award amount of $7,200.
  • The MAP system can be experienced best using the Google Chrome browser.
  • The ISAC Gift Assistance Programs (GAP) Access portal, which includes the MAP system, is available each day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. (CT).

More Information Available Online

Notification to Applicants

Reminders

  • Although decreasing application volume and higher appropriations have resulted in fewer awards left in suspense status in recent years, colleges should still encourage students to submit the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (Alternative Application) as soon as possible.
    • The 2023-24 priority deadline date for returning MAP recipients – the date on or before which eligible students who received MAP funds during the 2022-23 academic year must submit the 2023-24 FAFSA or Alternative Application in order to receive priority access to appropriated MAP funds – is Thursday, December 1, 2022.
  • Encourage your students to visit the ISAC Student Portal to access these helpful resources:
    • MAP Paid Credit Hours Display (located in the Program Applications & Status Checks area) – MAP grant recipients may use this option to track the number of MAP Paid Credit Hours they have remaining, and
    • Student Resources Beyond Financial Aid (located in the Resources area) – students can find resources for food (including listings of Illinois food pantries on or near college campuses, as well as across the state), housing, medical care, child and dependent care assistance and consideration because of special circumstances.

MAP Advising Data Collection Opens – Due December 9
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, MAP Users and Business Officers on October 7, 2022.

Each year, institutions must submit to ISAC information about their Monetary Award Program (MAP) recipients. The 2022 collection period for MAP Advising data has opened and colleges may now submit the required information through the Gift Assistance Programs (GAP) Access portal. There have been no changes from past years to the submission process, through which the following will be reported:

  • available advising and support programs (for the 2021-22 academic year) and
  • course completion data (for the 2020-21 academic year).

The 2022 MAP Advising data is due by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Tips for Submitting MAP Advising Data

  • All MAP Advising reporting – advising and support programs and course completion rates – is done via a survey-style format through the GAP Access portal.
  • Pay special attention to on-screen instructions that identify the academic year about which the data must be provided.
  • Advising and support program description fields are pre-populated with previously submitted information, so only updates and any new programs need to be submitted.
  • The only recipient-specific data that needs to be submitted is the number of completed/attempted hours. We obtain graduation and retention rates from the National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Community colleges do not need to report course completion rates because we secure the data from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The course completion rate tables appear in GAP Access for all school types, but need not be completed by community colleges.
  • Guidance to assist in reporting data is available in the MAP Advising Data Collection User Guide, accessible through the GAP Access page of the website.

MAP Advising Support Programs Search Tool

Information reported about colleges' available advising and support programs, including links for the college website pages where the individual advising/support programs appear, is available through the MAP Advising Support Programs Search Tool. The searchable/filterable database tool, accessible through the MAP Advising Data Collection area of ISAC's website, is updated annually and contains results from previous collections of advising and support programs being provided to MAP recipients. You may find this information useful in enhancing your advising and support programs. The data, along with completion, retention and graduation rate data, is used when communicating MAP's positive outcomes to the Illinois legislature.

Questions regarding the data elements and survey submission may be directed to the ISAC Research, Planning and Policy Analysis division at isac.rppasurveys@illinois.gov.


Join ISAC for free Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Webinars
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 4, 2022.

The limited PSLF waiver will end this month on October 31, 2022! The limited PSLF waiver is a set of temporary changes that allows federal student loan borrowers to receive credit towards PSLF for payments that were previously ineligible.

Over 180,000 public service employees across the country have received loan forgiveness under the PSLF program and the temporary changes. In Illinois, over 7,000 public service employees have received loan forgiveness!

As these temporary changes come to an end, ISAC wants to share this information with as many Illinoisians as possible! These final webinars are available to everyone at no cost. During the webinar, we will discuss the temporary changes and what happens once you have applied!

October Webinar Dates:

Thursday, October 6, 8-9 a.m. (CT)
Wednesday, October 12, 12-1 p.m. (CT)
Monday, October 17, 10-11 a.m. (CT)
Tuesday, October 25, 5-6 p.m. (CT)
Thursday, October 27, 8-9 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. (CT)

Learn more and register: https://www.isac.org/pslf. For questions on the webinars, contact the Professional Development team at isac.pslf@illinois.gov.


2023-24 FAFSA, Alternative Application, and Important Dates
Sent to Financial Aid Directors, Financial Aid Administrators, Public Schools – Participating in the ING Grant and IVG Programs, MAP Users, Business Officers, and ECACE Administrators on October 3, 2022.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) would like to make you aware of the following information, which may be of interest to you and/or your students.

Unless otherwise noted, links in this message are to corresponding pages at ISAC's website (isac.org).

You may either scroll through the remainder of this message, or click on the appropriate link(s) to go directly to a specific section:

2023-24 (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024)
New FAFSA and Alternative Application Now Available

2022-23 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)

2021-22 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022)

General Information (Not Specific to One Academic Year)

2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR

FAFSA® and Alternative Application Now Available

The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) cycle, including FAFSA on the Web, opened – and the Central Processing System (CPS) began processing 2023-24 FAFSA data – on October 1, 2022. Details regarding the 2023-24 application cycle may be accessed via the Applying for Financial Aid section of the e-Library for Partners.

The 2023-24 Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (Alternative Application) is also available (in English and Spanish). Qualifying undocumented students may file the Alternative Application – which is patterned after the FAFSA – to apply for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant. Further details are provided at ISAC's Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act page.

Encourage your students to check out the Financial Aid Planning area for information regarding resources that are available to help students complete the financial aid process.

MAP Start-up Formula Approved

At its September 22, 2022 meeting, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission approved a 2023-24 MAP start-up formula that follows the 2022-23 recompute formula by using 2021-22 reported tuition and fees and the 2021-22 Pell Grant Payment Schedule for 2023-24 academic year MAP grants, with a maximum award of $7,200. Additional details regarding the formula are provided in a September 23 e-Message.

December 1: Priority Deadline Date for Returning MAP Recipients

Eligible applicants must have received MAP funds during the 2022-23 academic year and submit their 2023-24 FAFSA or Alternative Application on or before December 1, 2022 (which is the 2023-24 priority deadline date) in order to receive priority access to 2023-24 MAP funds.

2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR

December 9: First-term Claim Deadline for MAP

2022-23 MAP payment requests (i.e., claims) are due on or before December 9, 2022.

Future updates – including, once determined, the priority claim deadlines for subsequent terms – will be announced via our usual means of communication: the FAA Message Board; the MAP Program News page; and/or ISAC's e-Messaging system.

December 30: First-term Claim Deadline for MTI and Golden Apple

Claims for the 2022-23 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship and Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois (Golden Apple) programs are due on or before December 30, 2022.

Future updates – including, once determined, the priority claim deadlines for subsequent terms – will be announced via our usual means of communication: the FAA Message Board; the MTI Scholarship and Golden Apple "Program News" pages; and/or ISAC's e-Messaging system.

Continue Certifying MTI Eligibility

Continue using the MTI system to certify eligibility throughout the year, in order to ensure that your students will be included in any rounds of awarding that take place. Details regarding the certification process are provided in a May 11 e-Message.

MTI Scholarship Applications Still Being Accepted

The FY23 state operating budget, which was signed into law by the governor in April, includes an appropriation for the MTI Scholarship Program that increases the maxium annual award amount to $7,500 for the 2022-23 and subsequent academic years. In addition, the FY23 MTI Scholarship Program funding level initiates – to the extent allowed by the amount of funding that remains – at least 30 percent of the appropriated funds being reserved for qualified bilingual minority applicants, with priority given to those applicants who are enrolled in an educator preparation program with a concentration in bilingual, bicultural education.

The 2022-23 MTI Scholarship Program application continues to be accepted, even though the March 31, 2022 priority consideration date has passed. Complete applications – including the 2022-23 FAFSA (or Alternative Application, if applicable) – received after this date will continue to be considered for the MTI Scholarship Program for as long as funding remains after all timely complete applicants have been awarded. All minority students and qualified bilingual minority applicants who meet the program's eligibility requirements should be encouraged to complete and submit their applications as soon as possible.

December 30: Fall-Term Deadline to Report Benefit Usage Data for IVG and ING Grant

An August 31 e-Message announced that ISAC is accepting fall-term benefit usage data for the 2022-23 Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) and Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant programs.

Deadline dates are as follows:

  • IVG data for the fall term is due December 30, 2022.
  • ING Grant data for the fall term is due December 30, 2022.

Benefit usage data for the ING Grant and IVG programs is submitted to ISAC by colleges via the benefit usage functionality within each program's system, allowing colleges to report enrollment hours and dollar amounts for initial, in-district and out-of-district benefit usage by students, as well as adjustments to previously-submitted data. Although ISAC is not able to reimburse institutions for 2022-23 ING Grant or IVG awards, reporting of benefits used must still take place so that usage can be accurately reflected on students' accounts.

ECACE Scholarship Applications Still Being Accepted

The application for the 2022-23 Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program continues to be accepted, even though the July 15, 2022 priority consideration date has passed. Complete applications – including the 2022-23 FAFSA – received after this date (i.e., untimely applications) will continue to be considered for the ECACE Scholarship Program for as long as funding remains after all timely complete applicants have been awarded.

FAFSA and Alternative Application Remain Available

The 2022-23 FAFSA and Alternative Application remain available online. If not already done, an application should be completed and submitted as soon as possible by students who will be attending college between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. FAFSA results are used to determine eligibility for several forms of federal, state and institutional financial assistance.

2021-22 ACADEMIC YEAR

Mid-October: Reporting Enrollment Verification Data for ISAC-Administered Teacher Education Programs

ISAC anticipates beginning to accept 2021-22 enrollment verification data in mid-October for students who previously received funds from the following ISAC-administered teacher programs:

Watch for more details – including when enrollment verification data may be submitted and the date by which it will be due – in a future e-Message.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Throughout October: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinars

There is now less than a month remaining for federal student loan borrowers to take advantage of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program temporary changes, which end on October 31, 2022. Dates for PSLF webinars that will take place during the month of October will soon be posted at the PSLF page of ISAC's website. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you might benefit from these temporary changes.

In the Fall: MAP Advising Data Collection

The 2022 collection period for MAP Advising data – including advising and support program information and course completion rates – is anticipated to open in the fall. As a reminder, both components of the required data are submitted through the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs (GAP) Access portal.

December 8: Next Commission Meeting

The next meeting of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Further details, including a listing of tentative agenda items, will be available prior to the meeting via the ISAC's Governing Board: The Commission section of the About ISAC area.

The Commission Meeting Schedule page will soon be updated with information regarding all meetings scheduled in 2023.

Holiday Schedules

ISAC staff will be unavailable for these holidays:

  • Monday, October 10 – Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 8 – General Election Day
  • Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 25 – Day after Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 26 – Christmas (observed)
  • Monday, January 2 – New Year's (observed)

Staff will again be available the first business day immediately following each holiday.

Processing Schedules

Although ISAC staff will be unavailable on the days listed above, the MAP system will be available during regularly scheduled hours and will reflect records processed by the Central Processing System (CPS) through the last business day immediately preceding each respective holiday. Results for payment requests submitted from 5 p.m. (CT) the business day prior to the holiday through 5 p.m. (CT) the business day following the holiday will be available via the MAP system on the morning of the second business day after the holiday.

Click on the following link to access holiday processing schedules for MAP records.

MAP Records [System Availability (via GAP Access) and Payment Request Data]

For Assistance

Access the Financial Aid Administrators area anytime, or send an e-mail message to ISAC's School Services Department. With the exception of days when ISAC staff members are unavailable, we will review and respond to messages during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CT).

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CCM TASK FORCE


College Course Materials Draft Report Open for Public Comment
Sent on October 7, 2022.

The law (Public Act 102-0122) that created the College Course Materials Affordability and Equitable Access Collaborative Study Act required the formation of a task force to conduct "a collaborative college course materials affordability and equitable access study." Specifically, the task force was to examine "the cost-saving methods and practices utilized by public and private institutions of higher learning in this State and throughout the United States for improving students' equitable first-day-of-class access to required course materials and conduct an affordability comparison of providing students' course materials, including digital learning tools."

As required, draft findings of the study and task force were reported by October 1, 2022, which opened a public review period for the report. Members of the public and other interested parties have until February 1, 2023 to submit written comments with regard to the initial collaborative report. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will publish comments submitted by members of the public or other interested parties on its website. No later than March 31, 2023, the task force will submit a final collaborative report of its findings to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The final collaborative report of the task force's findings will be posted to ISAC's website.

Feedback on the draft report may be sent via e-mail to ISAC.CCMTaskForce@illinois.gov.

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ISAC UPDATE


September 2022 Electronic ISAC Update
Sent on October 3, 2022.

The September 2022 edition of the ISAC Update is now available for your review, and may be accessed via the Partner e-Messages & Newsletters section of the e-Library for Partners at isac.org. This version of the electronic ISAC Update is a compilation of e-Messages sent to financial aid administrators and business officers via ISAC's e-Messaging service over the past month.

Topics covered in the September 2022 ISAC Update include:

  • Join us for Wednesday's Webinar
    (sent September 26, 2022)
  • 2023-24 MAP Start-up Formula Approved
    (sent September 23, 2022)
  • Reminder: Join ISAC for Free Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Webinars
    (sent September 20, 2022)
  • Virtual Commission Meeting Thursday, September 22 – Executive Briefing Friday, September 23
    (sent September 19, 2022)
  • 2022-23 MTI and Golden Apple Payment
    (sent September 15, 2022)
  • Join ISAC for Free Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Webinars
    (sent September 7, 2022)
  • 2022-23 Golden Apple Eligibility Data
    (sent September 7, 2022)
  • August 2022 Electronic ISAC Update
    (sent September 1, 2022)

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