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What is MAP?

The Monetary Award Program - MAP - is a grant program administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), and funded by the State of Illinois.  MAP provides payment toward college tuition and mandatory fee costs at Illinois institutions that participate in the program. 

Eligibility for MAP is based on financial need - not high school grades or test scores - and is determined by information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

MAP can make the difference for those who would otherwise not have the financial resources to attend college. In the last five years alone, more than 600,000 Illinois students received over $1.7 billion in MAP grants to help them attend college.

Learn more about MAP through the Students & Parents area of our website.