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MAP Program Overview

{ISAC Rules, Parts 2700 and 2735}

The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grant assistance to eligible students demonstrating financial need. MAP grants are applied toward tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate students, not to exceed the maximum award amount for the academic year.

Approved Illinois public and private two- and four-year colleges, universities, hospital schools, and certain other degree-granting institutions participate in the MAP grant programs.

To determine financial need, an applicant completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year for which they are applying. Funding for the MAP grant is limited; to ensure full-year consideration for an award, an applicant must apply early.