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Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Program News

(last updated September 17, 2018)

2019-20 MAP File Specifications
2019-20 MAP Start-Up
2018-19 Program Funding
2018-19 Recompute
Suspension of 2018-19 Award Announcements
2017-18 Reconciliation
Additional MAP References

2019-20

MAP File Specifications

The MAP file specifications have been updated for the 2019-20 processing cycle. The 160-byte file layout is pertinent to schools utilizing the file extraction features of the MAP system or for sending payment requests for MAP to ISAC via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The 2019-120 MAP 160-Byte File Specifications are available from the Electronic Tools page within the e-Library.

MAP Start-Up Formula

On September 13, 2018, the ISAC Commissioners approved the 2019-20 (FY2020) MAP start-up formula. The commission approved using the FY2010 tuition and fees and including a 2 percent reduction factor for the 2019-20 academic year MAP grants, making the effective maximum award $4,869. In addition, the Commission approved reducing second- and third-term awards in the unlikely event that, following receipt of first-term claims, if it is determined necessary to do so in order to stay within the appropriation. The 2019-20 MAP start-up formula is included September 13, 2018 Agenda Book, Item 5 in the e-Library.

The MAP pages within this section will be soon be updated to include the 2019-20 start-up formula and information regarding calculating a term award for both semester and quarter schools, guidance regarding rounding and information about MAP Electronic processing and the 2019-20 Hand Calculation forms-start-up.

2018-19

Program Funding

The 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) appropriation for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) is $401,341,900.

MAP Recompute Formula

On June 14, 2018, the ISAC Commissioners approved continuing the 2018-19 (FY19) Start-up MAP eligibility formula as the FY19 Recompute Formula. In addition, the Commission approved reducing second- and third-term awards in the unlikely event that, following receipt of first-term claims, if it is determined necessary to do so in order to stay within the appropriation.

The approved FY19 recompute formula is outlined in the June 14, 2018 Agenda Book (Item 6) in the e-Library and on the 2018-19 MAP Formula page within this section. Also available within the MAP pages is information regarding calculating a term award for both semester and quarter schools, guidance for rounding and information about MAP electronic processing.

Schools’ will be notified when the recompute formula will be implemented in the 2018-19 MAP component of the GAP Access portal.

Suspension of 2018-19 Award Announcements

ISAC is suspending the announcement of 2018-19 MAP grants for all students whose initial FAFSA® was received by the Central Processing System (CPS) on or after Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Effective Thursday, March 1, MAP records in suspension will be available in the MAP system via the GAP Access portal and show on the appropriate screens and reports, as well as in the MAP Eligibility File Extraction.

Operational information can be found in the February 23 e-Message and on the Suspension of MAP Award Announcement page. Schools will be notified via the e-Messaging system and on this page when suspension of MAP Award Announcements is reflected in the MAP system.

2017-18

Reconciliation

Letters detailing the outstanding amount of MAP that must be refunded to ISAC for 2017-18 academic year were emailed to financial aid directors on August 30, 2018. The outstanding amount due, with proper documentation, should be returned to ISAC on or before September 28, 2018.

Additional MAP References

To access general information about the MAP program, click on one of the links in the right-hand menu. To access the page within the MAP section that addresses the topics listed below, click on the topic.

2018-19 MAP Recompute Formula
MAP Award Announcement
MAP File Specifications
Creating a Report for the Release of Shutdown Records